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"gus cannon" Discussed on The Tantalus Tales
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"gus cannon" Discussed on DISGRACELAND
"The rematch for sonny liston vs on apple. Jerry garcia bob weir and phil less. We're sitting in the back of a car belonged to a friend of bob's there. Getting high on one of neil cassidy's joints cassidy the inspiration. For jack kerouac demorats character. In his groundbreaking novel. The road was a hero to all of them. Smoking dope was seen as a privilege. Jerry bob that just played their second show in their new electric band. The warlocks fill the just seen the first rock and roll show of his young life. He was a friend fellow musician but not part of their band yet. His mind was blown and the energy of it all was unlike anything he'd ever experienced. It was a different type of gas from the singer of the newly electric bob. Dylan's explosive lyrics. Said phil heard on the radio. The postal truck. He delivered mail from indifferent still from the energy of the beatles backbeat and clanging electric guitars. He watched on his television. Set on the ed sullivan show for far up. Close and personal live electric music with something else entirely. It was enough to set your brain on fire. Smoking cassidy's dope. There were all on a post show. High in the performance was a success. Sure but that didn't matter what made the moment special was that. They felt an unspoken connection. There's something they held. In the highest esteem tradition specifically the tradition of american music that night may twelve nineteen sixty five at magoo's pizza parlor and menlo park just south of san francisco. The warlocks burned the join up with chuck berry howlin wolf and freddie king covers jumped up. Blues numbers played with the energy of pent up white teenagers. Desperate to shake some action but garcia. We're their drummer bill. Kreutzmann and bassist at the time didn't arrive at rock and roll from dylan and the beatles as so many of their peers. Would they instead arrived. On the proper course of rock and roll lineage just as dylan lennon and mccartney have be a blues country and for company via bluegrass in jug band music as well music predated and informed and led to the creation of rock and roll prior to the formation of the warlocks jerry garcia bob weir and a long list of others put in time with jerry's jug band mother mcrae's uptown jug. Champions jug band. Music was traditional black party. Music a genre that dated back to the early nineteen hundreds. Its originators the memphis jug band. Gus cannon's jug in the dixieland jug blowers traditionally featured in array of acoustic and makeshift instruments. Washtub bass jew's harp harmonica washboard stove. Top's acoustic guitar piano and of course the joke stoneware glass and bloated to by its player to create a deep wild buzzing sound jug bands were hopped up energetic. Intended to drive the party jug band. Music directly influenced english skiffle groups of the nineteen fifties went onto influence the beatles and of course jug band influence can be heard in the american blues bluegrass and folk. That ran from rainy. Bill monroe woody. Guthrie to bob dylan could now in one thousand nine hundred sixty five be heard the music of the warlocks as well. There said that night was modern by bluegrass in jug band music standards they played. Dylan's that's oliver. Now they'd be blue rufus. Thomas is walking the dog and slim harpo on the king be among others but it was all part of the scene tradition. A tradition that jerry garcia bob weir in their early bandmates were now a part of the tradition of old weird america dylan rufus slim. Their songs were part of the deeper lineage. History of music that linked all the way back to traditional slave chance and field hollers music that actor. The civil war evolved into traditional ballads and breakdowns. About bad bad men stagger lee. The loner the pimp the end of billy lyons railroad bill feared by brakeman where train robber extraordinaire tom. Devil creeping up in the girls beds under the cover of night and willie brennan the highway robber bold gay of english descent from out on the more. These men were legends folk heroes desperate to survive their own demons in an america. That didn't want them in america. This shut them out. Because of the color of their skin the class they were born out of and the refusal and or inability to conform to the standards of civilized society. Their legends were born of murder robbery. Bootlegging and other violent acts of rebelliousness. The mythology of these men detailed half a century is worth of rough and rowdy ways and saw their casualties among them in. They're like little sadie. Who caught a bullet from a forty four smokeless viola lee whose fate inspired violence worthy of a life sentence and the knoxville girl. The victim of unexpected dull thwacks from a blunt stick to the skull by our psychotic.
"gus cannon" Discussed on DISGRACELAND
"Seen as a privilege. Jerry Bob that just played their second show and their new electric band. The warlocks fill just seen the first rock and roll show of his young life. He was a friend of fellow musician but not part of their band yet. His mind was blown and the energy of it. All was unlike anything you've ever experienced. It was a different type of from the singe the newly electric Bob Dylan's explosive lyrics that Phil heard on the radio, the postal truck delivered mail from indifferent different still from the energy, the Beatles backbeat and clanging electric guitars he watched on his television set on the Ed Sullivan show from afar. Up Close and personal live electric music was something else entirely it was enough to set your brain on fire. Smoking Cassidy's dope. They were all on a post show. Hi, the performance was a success. Sure. But that didn't matter what made the moments special was that they felt an unspoken connection to something they held in the highest esteem tradition. Specifically. The tradition of American music. That night may twelve, nineteen, sixty, five at Lagos Pizza Parlor and Menlo Park just south of San Francisco the warlocks burn join up with Chuck Berry Howlin Wolf and Freddie King covers jumped up blues numbers played with the energy of pent up white teenagers desperate to shake some action. But Garcia we're their drummer bill Kreutzmann and bassist at the time data. Morgan didn't arrive at rock and roll from Dylan and the Beatles as so many of their peers would. They instead arrived on the proper course of rock and roll lineage just as Dylan Lennon and McCartney have be a blues country and for Garcia and company via Bluegrass in Jug band music as well. Music predated informed and led to the creation of rock and roll. Prior to the formation of the warlocks Jerry Garcia Bob Weir, and a long list of others put in time with Jerry's jug band mother McRae's uptown job champions. Jug Band Music was traditional black party music a genre the dated back to the early nineteen hundreds, its originators, the Memphis jug band gus cannon's stoppers in the dixieland jug blowers traditionally featured in array of Acoustic and makeshift instruments. WASHTUB BASS juice Harpur Monica washboard stove top's Acoustic Guitar Piano and of course, the jug stoneware glass and bloated too by its player created deep wild buzzing sound. Jug bands were hopped up energetic intended to drive the party jug band music directly influenced skiffle groups of the fifties and went on to influence the Beatles, and of course, Jug Band influence can be heard in the American Blues Bluegrass and folk that ran from Ma Rainey the bilman road woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan. In nineteen, sixty, five, he heard the music of the warlocks as well. There said that night was modern by Bluegrass Jug band music standards. They played Dylan's. It's all over now baby Blue Rufus Thomas walking the dog and Slim Harpo on the king be on others but it was all part of the scene tradition. A tradition that Jerry Garcia Bob Weir and their early bandmates were now part of the tradition of old. Weird. America. Dylan Rufus slim their songs were part of the deeper lineage, a history of music that linked all the way back to traditional slave chance and field hollers music that actor the civil war evolved into traditional ballads and breakdowns about. Bad men. Stagger Lee. The loner the pimp the end of Billy Lyons. Railroad bill feared by Brakeman everywhere train robber extraordinaire Tom Devil creeping up in unsuspecting girls beds under the cover night and Willy Brennan the highway robber bold gay of English descent from out on the more. These men were legends folk heroes desperate to survive their own demons in an America that didn't walk them in. America. This shut them out because of the color of their skin, the class they were born out of and the refusal and or inability to conform to the standards of civilized society. There legends were born of murder robbery, bootlegging, and other violent acts of rebelliousness, the mythology of these men detailed. Half centuries worth of rough and rowdy ways and saw their casualties among them in there like little sadie who caught a bullet from a forty four smokeless Viola Lee whose fate inspired violence worthy of a life sentence in the Knoxville girl, the victim of an unexpected thwacks from a blunt stick to the skull by her psychotic lover who then by golden curls down to the riverside and preceded beater death. Outlaw scoundrels men who were in league with the devil. It is perhaps this storytellers good fortune that those three qualifiers all make up the old English origin of the word warlock, but it is merely the humorous coincidence of cosmic Americana. MIDAS. The token magic warlock Sir bad men just the same as outlaws, scoundrels, rounders, and ramblers. They're all part of the same musical alchemy that runs from Tommy Johnson to led Zeppelin to Jeffrey. Lead. slayer to Jack. White. What's the actual difference they are threatened by the same spirit? The sorcerer's alchemy, their musical alchemy, the pharmaceutical alchemy, white lightning reefer, the opium Gong junkets, mutual sniffers in Hoochie Coochie. The men with the jive preacher drank some ginger said it was because of the flu that'll man's been lying. He's got the jake leg to tell it to me tell it to me drink corn liquor let the cocaine. Cocaine is going to kill Miley dead drugs, liquor, magic murder killers, these loose women, another sorta characters old weird America. This was the tradition of the warlocks. This was the tradition of music they played that night at Magoo's. And they didn't mind. It suited them just fine. Because twenty-two-year-old Jerry Garcia seventeen year old Bob we're nineteen year old Bill Kreutzmann and twenty five year old Phil Lesch or all weird as fuck at a time when other kids their age were taken solely by mop tops, beach blanket Bingo and the ensuing space race. These kids were by comparison in this weird shit mainly music from way off the grid. Garcia with his jug band and Bluegrass Obsession, we're with his Garcia Obsession. CRAFTSMAN's New Orleans in our embiid obsession and Lesch by the time he attended his first rock show that I was already deeply obsessed with classical avant garde composition. But as weird as they all were, they're all still just kids kids from diverse backgrounds working middle upper class, socioeconomic backgrounds. They were children of the straight world no matter how much fancied themselves otherwise and their approach to the music they're into that young age was more scholarly than hand to mouth. None of them live the tragic lies of the Anti Heroes portrayed in the folksongs they loved and performed and that influenced. They mind what they could from those men, the myths and legends of Folk. But otherwise, they've lived relatively straight lies out the lies that were quickly falling under the dominant influence of cannabis and LSD experimentation nonetheless straight in comparison to stagger Lee. Railroad Bill. The members of the warlocks despite their youth new by the rights of tradition, and because of who they were as people and the nature of the music they played that they were indebted to tragic old Weird Americana. But the world's we're looking.
"gus cannon" Discussed on Fat-bike Radio
"Me five jug band bands that you think somebody that just GonNa start listening to this stuff might might Put on their apple music or their spotify list and give it a listen is yeah. I mean I can give you two right off the bat which is The Memphis Jug band and Gus Cannon and there's one other that's not come to the Mississippi Sheiks but name Sawmill. You know then the problem. The problem with a lot of that stuff. Is that the because it was recorded in like the twenties Finding a recording. That isn't just all hisses. Impa a sometimes the issue them I just got a new turntable over there. Maybe we can find some vinyl floating out there in the ether. Still Start scrounging for small seventy eight. Yeah he's a crazy story about how they're used to be a bunch of vinyl pressed in West Bend and if they weren't That's Wisconsin for Chris. Casey now And if they didn't sell or something like that they just threw him in the lake supposedly he was like. Oh that was paramount was at paramount records. I know they're up by port Washington there. Oh maybe yeah it was. Apparently there's like a stockpile under the wire. They're probably still totally preserved. Probably except for the sleeves in the album covers just the vinyl there you go. We should find those. That'd be cool. It's always good finding well. Yeah so if you gotta go into the wake hat's true that's a Nice Lake. Although it was the breeze was chilly last Friday and then it kind of switched around and beautiful weekend up here no so that I don't WanNa make myself sound geographically. Kinda be ignorant. I could also just pull it up on Google. But which Lake Lake Michigan. We're in Milwaukee here okay just.
You Can Tour This Banjo Museum Without Getting Up From Your Couch
"For more than fifteen years Boston area filmmaker mark fields has been on a quest to capture and share the story the banjo he's assembled more than three hundred hours of original video and piles of research that's the fuel for his new banjo museum you don't need to leave the couch to visit as Andrea que of member station W. B. O. R. reports mark fields production team as wiring up collector Jim Bowman and his rare eighteen fifty eight Fangio testing one two three four Warren Bowman's artifact field home just outside Boston it's a place that I came to when I first started this project and realize how much there is about the banjo which people don't know about in which people should know about that's it feels he says Bowman's trove of two hundred plus instruments and Gander related stuff is a portal into America's social history and Bowman is happy to share it with a lot more people the whole fuddy Duddy and being electronically challenged all my information is on three by five cards in the collection and yet he can bring that to the digital age for wrong so what was what I'm gonna play a tune called Vance's song which was written about double Vance who lose you'll recall a legend of West Virginia okay we're gonna back in his office in nearby Emerson College fields leads the tour and his digital museum in the making called the banjo project it includes interactive timelines archival footage of famous players and dynamic displays of the instruments themselves field zooms in on one photographed in three hundred and sixty degrees you can look at the detail all the way down to the grain of the wood the brackets the hardware then with the click of his mouse fields does what would be alarm tripping in most museums he flips the banjo over so we can see the maker signature on its back the banjo project traces the instrument's history from its African origins to the present day do interviews with historians makers and such contemporary performers as Rhiannon Giddens cofounder of the Carolina chocolate drops there's so much history in this music yeah is not the good stuff and then some of them had stuff is the banjos rolling the minstrel era from the mid eighteen hundreds through the early twentieth century all right let's face it the whole American entertainment industry was founded on the minstrel show for better or for worse that's a good starting place for understanding a lot of things that happened since then field says white minstrel entertainers coopted the banjo donned blackface and created caricatures of slaves and their music that entered for decades on the site no musicologists Gregory Adams elaborates you can't talk about the history of the band if you can't talk about racism slavery misogyny appropriation exploitation all of the things that run counter to what we love about the danger but the instrument was also with tool for liberation as scholar rex Ellis of the national museum of African American history and culture points out in the banjo project he reflects on the life of Gus cannon who was born on a Mississippi plantation and went on to write a song in the nineteen twenties that would become a pop hit nearly half a century later so when the band show not only becomes something that he can express himself with it also becomes something and the dancer was also a ticket to a more independent life for child performer Lotta Crabtree says the banjo projects mark fields she was known for never having married wearing trousers on stage smoking cigarettes and playing the banjo and she became a nineteenth century superstar much to the surprise of project manager Sean Clark he's been working with fields for more than a decade the first time I saw a woman who is playing the banjo the first I saw it black banjo player that was a challenge to the stereotypes that I have assisted with the instrument of course the banjo project include such bluegrass stars as role Scruggs and Ralph Stanley who mark
"gus cannon" Discussed on The All New Dennis Miller Option
"That's eight hundred six one nine eight eight nine two eight hundred six one nine eight nine two I watched yes I had seen episodes to three and then last night I watched that one lives not three four and five and not seen one and I watched it during the afternoon yesterday and I was never to the fact that the I think of country music as a vessel it comes here from divergencies and it comes here with two paddles won the fiddle from England and one the Banjo enjoy my friend well said that's exactly right and who would have thunk that the two main in instruments of country music to fiddle and Banjo one comes from the from the British Isles and Europe and the other comes from Africa and that's in fact what the mixture of influences are within country music. Whatever Gina your whether it's the Jimmy Rogers or the Carter family's Hank Williams had rufus tee tot payne who is nineteen street musician who taught him this is Williams now. He said I got all the musical education I needed from him. Bill Monroe the father of Bluegrass you know how to his uncle pen was a mentor but so was arnold shows a gifted African American violinist and Johnny Cash Gus Cannon on the streets of Memphis where this explosion is about to take place between Gospel and rhythm and Blues and so called Hillbilly Music which is going to produce what they initially called rockabilly and China's GonNa grow up into what we now know is rock and roll which you may have heard of. Is that indeed a picture that I saw in Memphis. I it was a brief glimpse and I I. I know I clocked Jerry. Lee Lewis Johnny cash. Elvis Presley is the fourth Guy Carl Perkins a theme Jerry. Lee Is Minute Carla's is and and Johnny and Elvis and we got a I mean you go to a cash family. You say got home movies and go yeah. We used to watch him when we were kids hid. I think they're in here so you print them out and there's a beautiful picnic. Everybody focuses only on his love affair with June Carter but it's really better to hear it's not just about the Levek Ferro Jakarta but his original love with Vivian Libretto the woman he married and who gave him his his his his daughters. He'll eventually have a son on with June but then you see their home movies and how in love they are and then you'll see them fooling around on the Road Tennessee to Marshall and looser and and Johnny and then you see fooling around with Elvis and then you see them fooling around with Carl Perkins and they're at a diner in there eating French fries and Cole Perkins's bonding with Johnny Cash 'cause they both comparing the fact that they have scars on their hands from picking cotton as little kids. I've I've you johnny cash much the same way people say boy how does a man turn on himself to that degree because he's brilliant and he's obviously spiritual guy but I I remember reading this spot. Spencer Tracy wants wants that he and his wife had had a deaf child and then he began to fall a he began to not walk the line and I write singing. I walk the line and then I with Vivian to reassure her great fear as everyone married spouse back at home fears is that the well-known temptations of the road would befall him and he would call every night and say no no no and he would sing. I walk the line for her but in fact he had fallen in love with June Carter and more warm portly I think to your point he also fell in love with the drugs that kept going and able to do that and it was June's demand that he cleaned himself up that led to his you know crucible moment where he comes mostly clean and then goes folsom prison and at the end of the sixties comes out with triumphant hit and in sixty eight and then he becomes the polly he is if he hasn't already been the polymath of country music of his omnivorous this curiosity about everything musical so he gets a TV show after that a nationally broadcast TV show and he brings on James Taylor. I know data and the network guy. I say you can't bring on Pete Seeger. He's left. He brings on Pete Seeger. He wants to sing Sunday morning coming down by Kris Kristofferson because he thinks I should have written that and in one line is a just wishing God that I were stoned and that works as you can't say that and he goes okay okay and then he gets to it. I wish in God you're stony puts on Louis Armstrong who had played with Jimmie Rodgers back in the twenties now. It's like the eve of the Seventies. it's just he's just amazing brings on Bob. Dylan Dylan never went on TV. Let alone live TV and there is singing girl from north country with Johnny cash. It's just it's like four days of separation. Forget six. I made the whole we've gives you goosebumps to for all newly armstrong essence the Jimmy Rogers jazz right exactly right. That's exactly right and that's what the guy who recorded them. Ralph peer thought he said you know I can bring by this guy. Who's doing the best in this sub sub-genre and this Guy Louis Armstrong. Who's doing this in jazz and they'll play blue yodel number nine standing on the rate blues tune. They play it together and then there's Johnny cash you know taking the part of Jimmy Rogers long dead from tuberculosis singing with Louis Armstrong who's not long from the grave but you just Kinda go who is loose bumped up pier gentlemen without peer quite frankly even to to this day in the affair deal kind of key Cau- ag- grease the gears like every way shape or form going to record race records meeting rhythm and Blues Clues not getting enough someone says well. Maybe there's a market for some old hill country music that eventually becomes hillbilly that eventually becomes country and Western. That's just eventually becomes country and some today would say is now Americana and Roots but he records in in Bristol Tennessee in August of twenty seven on August first the Carter family on August fourth Jimmy Rogers which is lightning striking twice the two polarities of it and then has the foresight to you know have Louis Armstrong come in Hollywood and and it's just amazing he got it and and in country music is born when you marry this music that heretofore had been on porches or on barn dances or sung at Church and and suddenly you've got a thing called a phonograph which means you can preserve it forever but more importantly you got a new new thing photographs been around for a while a new thing called radio. Oh which means that you can send it out now my friend you probably already know this but if you look in nineteen ten in your dictionary under the word broadcast it means a farmer working working his way down a furrow with a bag of seeds and he has systematically strewing the seeds broad casting them out into do this freshly ploughed field broadcasting then you wait twenty years nineteen thirty that's now the secondary definition broadcasting means the brought walk from one person again from one place one signal. You are broadcasting everywhere this idea and if you're if that.
"gus cannon" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"I've done are in American history you know and so I've made the same film over and over again sort of asking this question about who are we and done jazz which wasn't my music I was as a child of our NBA in rock and roll and and that was important for me to understand and get in and and and understand your learning it seems to make Iran A- all films even when I thought I knew something like baseball and Vietnam was like a daily humiliation you know united well. That's kind of what happens. Documentaries are traditionally people telling you what you should now and that the less check that's called homework. What if it could be a process of the discovery where you could then share with you? He looked what I just discovered so when I've had old friend of mine and I was in Dallas in and he said the everything about country music and it was like assume every light went off I said of course yes and I went back to one of my producing and writing partners Dayton Duncan he was like boom. Yes let's do this so for eight and a half years we've been doing in the problem is is that most people have this idea of country music. That's our big Fan. You know you'll be in there and we'll still show stuff you didn't know and that will be exciting. the middle ground well you know I I don't think I really know about it and we show them the stuff that goes. I didn't realize how much I knew and how much love it then. There's the crowd can man. I love everything you've done but country music like that and then we'll just please watch and Pino after episode eight there in a puddle there sobbing apologizing suited that you meet because here's the thing let me just tell you a few things we are we in silo everything convenience and commerce into its own own little category writes music is and it's different from this as different than that all American music comes from the American south the RUB. That's the title of our first I as a tween black and white between the fiddle from Europe and the Banjo from Africa okay so if you took the Mount Rushmore of the early greats of country music. AP He Carter of the Carter family he goes out song catching. He can't remember the Melody Remembers the words Lesley Riddle and African American guy from another Holler he can remember the melodies and they worked together so the homeless guy pick him up. He's taking he's taking songs that a white Protestant him. I'm from the late nineteenth century that an African American minister that he knew had reworked into win the world's on fire the Carter family says men that melodies great their one of their biggest hits. It's his little Darling Palo mine the same thing when the world's on fire is a great gospel. Stop Little Dr Empowerment is a classic Carter Family folks on Woody Guthrie. Here's and go wow that's a great melody. Let me right another song called this land. This land is your land. We're all about stealing anytime you say American this Mongrel it's much so. AP Carter african-american african-american mentor right Jimmy Rogers the first superstar Country Music African American Mentor suffused with Blues half of his things are called the blues Bill Monroe the father of string band and of bluegrass music. He has a guy named Arnold shirts and have Matt Schulz an african-american Mentor. Hank Williams arguably the greatest first of all country composers has rufus tee tot payne who sees said taught me everything I needed to know about music. Johnny Cash Arrives in Memphis in nineteen fifty four and seeks seeks out gus cannon an old jug band guy who recorded way back in the twenties and gives johnny cash enough something to be able to become johnny cash so here you have this music that comes down to us pretty lily white except for Charley Pride and it's not there's no borders. Everybody's listening to everything else. Country Music is one of the elements one the atoms of a complex molecule of American music. That's fused jazz. Willie Nelson is a jazz singer. Chet Atkins an old time I'm guitar player. He plays Django Reiner the jazz. It's fused a rhythm and blues in fact the marriage of country and Rhythm and Blues Produced Rock and roll so I mean they're all rockabilly Kabila. They're all of the stuff is happening and it goes both ways it. This isn't just the classic Oh it's appropriation one story in nineteen sixty two to Ray Charles is given creative control of an album for the first time in his extraordinary career creative control. You can do whatever you want. You're so great we love you. Do whatever were you want. He comes out with modern sounds in country and western music. he's got a Hank Williams song. Hey good lookin'. He puts out an old song long by Don. Gibson nuts not so long John Gibson country so called. I can't stop loving you. It's the number one song pop and everywhere in the the summer of nineteen sixty. Two you know Charley Pride's a great player. There's earlier at the grand old opry an African American harmonica players the most popular thing on the opry in the thirties radio radio named Deford Bailey Darius Rucker not that much now little nausea right. Everybody's all in a tizzy have their knickers all tied up because it's it's a binary thing while they won't put him on the billboard charts the fuck cares he's the most popular song in the country and everybody's buying it. Everybody's listening do the same thing and if if commerce and convenience can't deal with categorizing him dotting says and care we go out and buy it well. That's hometown road. It is interesting interesting. I mean there's a lot in what you just said you know but I do have the sense and looking at especially early on well. Let's talk about early on. I you know 'cause 'cause 'cause part of it does feel. I don't want this to sound too Maybe I don't know if cloisters were but white music is a term term and maybe white America music is a kind of how it hits me and the reason why I say that is because I feel that too. It's made for primarily even though like like especially when even when I look at clips you know in your documentary. I see who's attending these things yeah. What's the community that's coming through there? WHO's buying records back and who's sharing bring it you know but it's interesting that it pulls like blues by the Way Blues is another documentary like Blues? The untold story in America are goes. is the everything everything so fascinating so that's that's. That's what I WANNA point out so the first time country music or what we now call country music was recorded Rogers the first Bonelli yeah the first superstar being recorded by a guy who is selling race records meaning lose records presence but he was also recording ethnic records so he had Chinese records to sell to the Chinese American audience he had Lithuanian to the Lithuanian American he had French. You know all that so he's wondering is there a market for what he called Old Time Hill country music whatever's filtering down from Appalachia and yes there was and so people are kind of niche yeah everything was neck. Race records were niche all this was niche and there's a success. Oh the niche gives us a little bit of a head fake and just you know by the time we're getting radio stations we think oh that are only black people listen to the R&B stuff only white people listen to the country dramatic put the cross pollination often delivered on the air of the blues. which is the common thing? It's it's the ruined the Gumbo of jazz it's suffused in country music. It's obviously in the blues and Rhythm and Blues. It's alive folk as well so all of American music. I'm suggesting comes from that attention and sure and it's you know for most of our history. The friction between black and white in the American south has been a negative thing uh-huh and I am not trying to say that the story of country music is not without its indignities indignities we chart but there is something extraordinarily positive about about the African American influence and maybe it doesn't speak that out of commerce and categorization but we do it kind of knowledged it and so now it's time time to share it and do that and it's interesting you know Charley Pride they wouldn't put his picture on him and he'd walk out into an audience and people go yeah and it would come down when they look at him and he's must be shocked to see this guy with a permanent Tan and then he opens his mouth got them purist country voice. You've ever seen in most deejays. Were playing and stuff unaware of his race. So there's your test that's you're blind. Task character talent versus color of skin but then of course America behaves the way it does because we get so upset about Melatonin yeah I meant it's interesting in the thirties. what the time that was country music because even the song hard times you know I feel like country music arguably gets start there and its identity. Almost you know even and gene autry bringing the Western element into it. You know the the the myth of the cowboys in that off. You know it's it's it's voice its roots in then you know for its fort solid at their you know then then Hollywood's exploiting those kinds of movies Mexican cowboys in there black clouds cowgirls and so all of that Jeffries I think was the black cowboy and herb jeffries sure and so you know you've got bizarre. It's hard to I mean we do tend to pretend end that everything is segregated and it is unfortunately way more segregated than we want it to be but what's great about music which Wynton Marsalis in this film calls the art of the invisible. He's a wonderful thing is the only art that's the invisible right. It works on you really quickly but he says every one of us has an ethnic heritage but we have a human heritage. That's much greater and it's too bad that we as a culture can't see how how perfect the you know. We blend together together. He says the art tells the tale of us coming together so when you mink country music has been is fairly simple music Colin how call it three chords in the trade three doesn't have the sophistication and the elegance of of a and the complication of classical and some forms of jazz but that other other part the truth is at its dealing with universal human things as Winston says in the film the Joy of birth the sorrow at death heartbreak Jealousy Z. greed anger. I let God down. How do I get right with God? Look what my old lady did to me. Look what I did to my Old Lady Feeling Lonely seeking redemption action now. These are not white emotions you know when Hank Williams said hear that lonesome whipper will he sounds too blue to fly by the midnight train is winding low. I'm so lonesome I can cry. He didn't say this is just a white emotion sure until that crosses and travels over and and the other joyous song that he sings you know you know hey good lookin'. I got a two dollar bill. I got a hot Rod Ford two dollar bill and I know a place right over the hill the answer in the Soda Pop. You know I mean you come. Why don't you come along with me? I mean this is this is great is being heard by everybody and what happens. Is You have two guys one dark eyed troubadour from Diaz Arkansas and another a guy with long sideburns from to below Mississippi arrive at Sun Studios in Memphis in nineteen fifty fifty four and they play they merge are in be White Church Black Church and Hillbilly music they they produce rock and roll period and it's elvis and it's johnny cash and Johnny stays and Elvis goes you know what's interesting is what country music has which I think is you can even even hip hop has has this or rap. I should say that is a cousin to country music or the store is the story telling you know 'cause when usually when people talk about the the storytelling music oh the great American songbook you'd think of Cole Porter those type of people you know but you never really hear a country music but determined yet country music. It's the place for Christmas Charlie Parker the inventor of bebop yes dizzy Gillespie in in our jazz series that came out in two thousand one net hand off the lay jazz critic at the village voice on who tells a story about he's on fifty second street between sets. He's feeding the Jukebox a box pudding in nichols playing country music playing hank way of playing. I'm so lonesome. Ikea cry into cats are GONNA be heard. Why are you playing that and he just looked attorney said listen to the stories and as what we as human beings do and you know our we have an episode called the Hillbilly Shakespeare that's Hank Williams is was called the way that he could spare it out you know pare down language to its spirits and most direct can a main lining human emotion whether it's joyous in good looking your sad.
"gus cannon" Discussed on Throughline
"Later even smooth were country Palton sign. I mean it defies category like like all the other jars documentary you explore at least in the beginning of sharing of culture even the Carter Family Family Used Basically Old Gospel Song will be unbroken the biggest country song. Maybe the most influential ever given that I know what people are going to say when he sees documentary given what happened recently with the old town road. I'm sure you're aware of it was a little not as I think what that brought up is for a lot of African Americans well. We have a history in this music too yeah that that country music is music too so it's in every episode of ours and that dynamic is there and if you made a Mount Rushmore of the top five people the Carter her family Jimmie Rodgers Hank Williams bill monroe who invented bluegrass johnny cash all of those five had an African American mentor who took their chops from here and put it way up here so that they deserved a place in the Mount Rushmore so all of a sudden you realize this is not some back forty acres of some hick thing but in fact one man of station of American music that's going to also manifest itself in the blues in Jazz in folk in rock a billy and later rock and Orrin B and soul and let's remember it's a complicated story. The two main instruments of country music the fiddle which comes from Europe and the British isles and the Banjo which comes from Africa tells you about a dynamic and so our first episode is called the Rub and normally when we think about races coming together in the American south the rubbed the friction produced is a negative one in this case while the negativity is still there all of the horrors of slavery and Jim Crow and segregation and of Minstrel there there but one of the byproducts is extraordinarily positive in which is creating a set of music jazz and Blues and country that is America's music but you know something you mentioned that I love to dig into a little more is as the tension at the beginning of country music that produce something great yes but also complicated as you you mentioned these mount rushmore sort of figures of country music all were inspired borrowed from African American music and culture. Can you talk a little bit about that sort of tension how informed the rise of country music. I think that tension is sort of present almost everywhere in American life in every subject we've done on and I think no more so than here and that's where creativity takes place not in these sort of perfect moments but in in just the complication of life if I don't see this in terms of appropriation because of course African Americans are listening and borrowing from what you see are people who are huge you for rioting of mixtures. Eh Mama I'm going on. There is a a sadness to me that we don't know Gus Cannon Johnny Cash's mentor as well as we know johnny cash as johnny cash's fault Johnny cash would to the end of his dying day would tell you the significance of gus cannon to who he was and the kind of person he began same with Elvis. There's lots of argument about Elvis but elms knew where worried came from US listening to country music. He was listening to Gospel Black and white his listening to the blues he was listening to everything and he reflected and that's who we are will you can't celebrate a melting pot on the other side and then say it's not good to melt. You know there's presumptions in commerce commerce that people are only listening to this music that are white or that. They're only listening to R&B that are black and this just isn't the case you must means that would know when Ray Charles had a chance to have creative control over an album for the first time and released modern sounds in country and western music and the great hit it was. I can't stop loving you. I mean just a phenomenal crossover in the other way that you would imagine you know. The culture is going to resist that to culture often will default to the lowest common denominator us against them and what I think art reminds us is that you can neutralize the conflict was something that sees a little bit bigger than that and good art always does you're. GonNa meet Deep Ford Bailey L. E. WHO's a harmonica player and early. African American member of the Grand Ole opry of WHO's unceremoniously kicked out at a momentous or resurgent Jim Crow and and for excuses brought back you have Charley Pride. You have ray Charles doing this spectacular thing and throughout our films rhiannon Giddens who's an African an American woman who is one of the great most driving country sound you'll ever hear and tearing the cover off almost every song song. She attempts to say.
"gus cannon" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"I can't stop loving you and the number. One hit of the summer of nineteen sixty two was ray charles singing at vince gill said head to us at that point in the film. He said he did more for country music than we did for him and he reminded us of how soulful our film is and if you take just want to back up and focus a little bit <hes> for second country music very briefly is that if you took all the people that might appear on mount rushmore of the early <hes> country music greats tapie carter of the carter family african american mentor lesley riddle. They traveled appalachia and a._p. Could remember the lyrics and lesley riddle could remember the memory and they bring him back to sarah may bail and they became the carter family. Jimmy rogers the saturday night to their sunday. Morning was influenced by african african-american. <hes> <hes> teachers all the way through bill monroe had <hes> arnold scholz had an african american mentor hank williams had rufus t he taught pain and gus cannon <hes> was the tutor of johnny cash so if you were just taking the first few decades of country music since the late twenties when jimmie rodgers and the carter family and were recorded. Everybody had an african american mentor so when we say this is a lily white music. It's not it's informed. Entirely just as jazz has is just as the blues is obviously rhythm loses as rock is infused with the american experience of music which is a friction a rub. Has we call our. I episode between black and white in the american south. You know the punchline is the fiddle comes from europe and the british isles the banjo comes from africa and is brought by slaves so the two central elements of the early country bands are fill in the banjo the rub the combination of cultures and when you say american music. You're not talking about homogeneous. <hes> you know rumanian folk dances. You're talking about a mix a mongrel of all these different things and it's always been that way and then country music set off just <hes> numerously tried to gobble up everything else and what you what you grapple with and what some of your interview subjects grappled with throughout the eight part series is what is country music and what isn't music and this is a never ending debate <hes> because people insist on label s right <hes> for business purposes yep just for just for report oriel purpose and i said before a uh-huh commerce inconvenience can really unintended lee segregate things and say well this isn't this isn't but it's not it's all with artists as a you know there's a brenda lee says well i i was rockabilly and then i was country and then i was folk and then i was rock and i just thought i was singing a song that i like to sing and it reminded me of something we heard louis louis armstrong had said when we were working on our jazz series at the end of the nineties he said there ain't but two kinds of music in this world good and bad music and good music you tap your foot to so if you like little nasdaq's then it's good right period full stop and by the way starting starting from the beginning at those three minute country songs are arias. Let their operatic thing. Opera is about a simple and basic of staff in what is you know. Harlan howard called country music three chords and the truth. It's not doesn't have the sophistication and the elegance of classical music and some forms jazz but the truth part is dealing with elemental human emotions the joy of birth the sorrow at death a broken heart losing love falling in love of anger jealousy being lonely seeking redemption from your your maker all of these things and what happens because we can't deal with the two four letter words. It's mostly about love and loss. Is we disguise it with you know part of what is an important sub-genre country music but we say oh no it's about good old boys boys and pickup trucks and hound dogs and six beer because it's really hard sometimes to sit in front of you know the lyric of hank. Williams called the hillbilly leash shakespeare. You hear that lonesome whip a- will he sounds too blue to fly. The midnight. Train is wine and low. I'm so lonesome i could cry the silence of a falling star lights up the purple sky and as i wonder where you are i'm so lonesome i could cry. I grew up listening to that song. Everybody heard that song of certain as an and but i never really absorb those lyrics and recognize them for what they are which is poetry poetry and beautiful haunting haunting poetry and that's part of what makes covers so fascinating right and that's why it's it's exciting. When i was growing up there was a whole series of punk goes blank punk goes pop punk goes rock punk goes acoustic and it was really interesting because hearing hearing a punk band cover hearing a punk band do kelly clarkson cover. It's like sometimes all you have to do is change it just that much and people suddenly listen to see an in a different light. The fact that johnny cash nine inch nails song hurt hurt that was one of his one of those beautiful things you've had breakings are breaking that song when he sings it you just and if i said he did. That's trent redner. That's nine inch nails. Sorry that's what yeah that's the guy who won again. When i was a kid. He was one of the ultimate yeah no no. I don't remember i'm sure sure i must have been exposed to this at some moment in my life but i did not remember do not remember seeing that photo from obviously television broadcast rest of johnny cash and louis armstrong playing together so in our first episode i episode <hes> jimmy rogers. The first grade super perserve country music has a song called blue yodel number nine standing on the corner no booze kind of blues song and he plays it with louis armstrong who's just been coming yeah and then when johnny cash has his late sixties early seventies national television show. He's bringing everybody on. He's bringing odeta. He's bringing james taylor. He's doing gospel song to the terror of the network in every show and he brings on louis armstrong and they do blue yodel number nine in our film and you just go the circle. Michael is unbroken. Yeah the circle is broken and what i think is there's a moment when charlie parker the founder of bebop this elaborate complicated thing not not not too dissimilar to what bill monroe did string music and making a whole new sub-genre call biba iming called cobb bluegrass. You got this bebop pioneer. He's on fifty second second street in the late forties and between sets he's feeding the jukebox we learned from nat hand off the great jazz critic in our jesse's and all the cats are turnaround. Hey why are you playing thing country songs. You know hank williams. I'm so lonesome i could try and birds listen to the stories and that's that that is in the end. The stories are how we edit human experience and project beyond ourselves and even beyond our lives in the case of people who have created the art of the invisible music or even anything else <hes> in the realm and we all seek the kind of feeling feeling of temporary immortality by the things that we've done extending beyond the borders of our our lives. That's a very satisfying very humid. I mean none of us are getting out of this alive and it's it could be reasonably presume that we could all be in a fetal position sucking her thumb at at that thing but we don't we raise children. We tend gardens. We make films we right. I'm so lonesome. I could cry and somehow charley. Pride says the opening of f._m. This country song you know that make you cry but it might make you feel you know good for doing it. That's what i believe in and i sort of think our eighth episode is free psychiatry tree. If you want a real cleanse get a box of kleenex put on episode eight and then just don't tell me that if the beginning of dwight and <hes> <hes> buck owens singing the streets of bakersfield into whitten talking about what it all means to come together and all these things into where have you been a story that written by john invesment sung by his wife kathy matteo into a vince gill go rest high on that mountain into the last as of johnny cash and i still miss someone. The second verse is so simple. I go out on a party to have a little fun but i find a darkened corner because i still miss someone one. I mean this is a haiku. This is like a spare as it could possibly be and i mean i. I'm a basket case. I i've seen this one hundred times. You know we as roseanne to sing it. At a concert film we did of kind of land yeah or d'oeuvres to the series where showed little clips. I was the host at the reimann and we had fourteen fifteen of the stars in the film singing kind of the history of country music various artists and roseanne saying i still miss someone and a where sobbing seven incredible for you to be at ryan do that well. You know it was great is at p._b._s. Was there with nine. Cameras are series is broadcast begins to be broadcast august episode. One is sunday september fifteenth but the previous sunday the eighth. They're running that concert and i everybody i've seen just bumped into around the country entry. Who was there we we did on march. Twenty seven said douse the best concert i've ever been to and when we're backstage while it was happening. All the artists go. We never do this. Why don't we do this. Why don't we have these reunions all the time. Why aren't we sitting in collecting the threads of our history and singing. I'm never had more fun than i had done and boy. He didn't do very well in the rehearsal but what he just knocked down apartment just now in the little red light came on and just it was this loving it was like thanksgiving in the kitchen backstage of the raymond was like being in the kitchen at thanksgiving p._s. Ah which leads to the word family yeah and it's mentioned many times in the film of many people and <hes> sometimes it's used a glibly loosely by people to describe a group of folks who get together create something <hes> but sometimes it's more like gypsy families pack for tents getting caravans and they move on but this is an enduring family is indeed with <hes> <hes> with many many threads and <hes> it's a metaphor but <hes> there there really is a family feeling doing yeah and and a and a through line component that they provide and my wife and i were watching we watched that last last episode just last night and <hes> we're clutching our hearts as we're watching it and and i can't i don't think there is another brand or john of music that engenders that specific feeling or shares it goes out of its way to share it directly rex lee with its fan. That's exactly right so there's little families like the carter. Cash family in the williams family and we've got hank as a subject. He's been dead since he was twenty nine. On january first fifty-three we've got a son aint junior and his daughter granddaughter <hes> holly and we've got lots of caches and carter's hanging around the film and then there's the family of the country music musicians who like gypsies as you say travel you know they may be at the operate saturday night not paid so well and then they travel around onto better paying gigs and time to get back to the next saturday night but then the extended family and this is the whole point of my work are the fans of the country music and there's no communication communication <hes> except among equals in the world. If i put you above me are puts you below me. I've ended the possibility of their being a connection and the great thing about country music stars and their fans as they understand that in fact our last episode is called. Don't get above your raisin which means old southern say oh don't get too big for your britches. Don't forget where you came from and.
"gus cannon" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"Oh turned upside down much like my dog jesse i would sniff it i would lick it and then i throw it away it's useless chinese its subway assembly fanta that's my name tony to get a one hundred dollars gift card save big on travel get a big gift card every trip upside dot com that is upside dot com is a minimum purchase required see the site for complete details you're listening to the tony kornheiser show is his old guy radio for the day as if you're in the restaurant with us you know we're taping completely out of order this is the i believe these are the rooftops singers in the squad walk right in said down baby let's remind rollon as long as utter garbage everybody a new way unlock the reason were playing the song is because you're yarrow who walked in my house some years back is seventy nine years old today this is folk music this was very big before the beatles uh there was a word called hootenanny of the house sat around sank folk music and more matching sweaters to do it it's clown time now if you want to see the roots of folk music and you wanna see a very funny movie there to movies i recommend one is inside lewin davis which is a con brothers movie which presages the beginning of bob dylan and the other is a mighty wind which christopher guest movie which is absolutely brilliant and i'm going to leave the area of critical commentary right there well if i could just add one for the thing about that song the root of is terrible covered by a guy named the originals by gus cannon who was guscott afraid of cannons brother i don't know if he's already katy perry cannons jug stump was was his band flat broke and so when that when the rooftops seeing is made recorded the kennedy get he got royalties which was nice because that winter he had to sell his banjo to pays heating bill yeah on the dedication to that sort of music is is moving to me just still i never particularly like the music knows nothing special i like cowards music the classic glass we had a judge grande period judge is going on here john sebastian gorka that's a whole different intergalactic editor of the post howard feinman has dropped lie and we start of course.