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Dan T.
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Yep, Robert Plant taped an episode of CMT Crossroads with Alison Krauss the other day.

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007710210404

I never thought I'd see the day that Robert Plant would be on CMT, and that I'd actually be excited to see it!

Did I fall into an alternate reality?! :lol:

Dan

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Posted : 26/10/2007 11:00 pm
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I have not seen that but I guess these days anything is possible. I will have to watch for a re-run.

 
Posted : 26/10/2007 11:12 pm
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Guessing that CMT = Country Music Television? In the early days of satellite TV in the UK, there was a CMTV channel - it was taken off because the viewing figures were pretty low, ie virtually zero. My daughter and I still laugh at the time we were channel surfing and found CMTV - she was only about 6/7 years old at the time, but remembers it well....

So this band starts playing a song, the lyrics of which went something like;

Dum-di-dum-di-dum-dum-dum,
Every time she passes by.
Dum-di-dum-di-dum-dum-dum,
Every time she passes by.
Dum-di-dum-di-dum-dum-dum,
Every time she passes by.
Dum-di-dum-di-dum-dum-dum,
Every time she passes by.

Chorus....

Every time she passes by,
Every time she passes by,
Every time she passes by,
Every time she passes by.

I have a nagging feeling it was called "Every time she passes by".....can't remember who the band were, though.

Is it any wonder I never used to listen to Country Music? I'm more enlightened now of course, and I do listen to some - Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, even a little Hank or Merle on occasion.....but I don't think either of us will forget that particular episode!

As for Plant on CMT - not as far-fetched as it might seem - there are lots of similarities between English folk music and American folk and country music - songs like "Going to California" and "Down By The Seaside" could easily be done in a country vein......

Who'd have thought the Stones (Far Away Eyes) would have dabbled in Country music? Bet there are lots of others - it's late and I'm too tired to think right now....

Coming up - Willie Nelson previews his new nu-metal album on Kerrrrang!!!

:D :D :D

Vic

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Posted : 27/10/2007 12:16 am
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Plant's voice at least was at one time really versitile. I can see him quite easily crossing over and doing whatever he wants.

Vic brought up the Stone's little ventures into country music. Songs with a country flare by them have always been appealing to me. Heck, that band can do anything they want.

I am very fond of the song Love In Vain by the stones. I've never really determined if it's more of a blues or a country tune. Thoughts anyone? It's got some bluesy riffs to it, but I swear I hear some country in it too.

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Posted : 27/10/2007 3:46 pm
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I haven't seen the show, but I have heard positive reviews for the new CD the two of them did together. I think I may check the tv listings to try to Tivo it.

With all the really bad music clogging the airwaves, I would be happy to see some good stuff, in any musical genre. And, they are both such talented singers, I would think they could make nursery rhymes sound interesting!

 
Posted : 27/10/2007 8:57 pm
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The Stones and The Beatles were both really influenced by Carl Perkins, Chet Atkins, a lot of old country guys in the 50's. Lots of Beatles tunes have that twangy country approach! They blended it well with their English pop sound.

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Posted : 16/11/2007 3:56 pm
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I have always felt that Crossroads was pretty classy about the way they put the two artists together and I have seen several of them. I havent seen this one with Plant but I'll be going home to check it out as well.

Jim

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Posted : 16/11/2007 4:10 pm
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Still no air date for this one, so if anyone gets any news, please let us all know.

I've seen a couple episodes as well, and thought they were pretty good.

Dan

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Posted : 16/11/2007 10:17 pm
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Monday, 2/11/08, 1pm & 8pm ET/PT is when this episode will first air.

http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_crossroads/127935/episode.jhtml

Repeats will be aired also: http://www.cmt.com/shows/schedule/series_sched.jhtml?seriesID=8650

Dan

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Posted : 31/01/2008 10:17 am
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I could be misremembering completely here, but isn't The Stones' versh of Love In Vain in a sort of 3/4 time? That's how I'm recalling it, which would indeed take the blues-edge off a little. The original Robert Johnson versh is widely/unanimously considered blues, but put into 3/4, well.....

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Posted : 31/01/2008 10:22 am
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I could be misremembering completely here, but isn't The Stones' versh of Love In Vain in a sort of 3/4 time? That's how I'm recalling it, which would indeed take the blues-edge off a little. The original Robert Johnson versh is widely/unanimously considered blues, but put into 3/4, well.....

Hmm, not sure what that has to do with the subject...? :roll:

Dan

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Posted : 31/01/2008 10:25 am
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rparker mentioned the song in his post, pondering the genre

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Posted : 31/01/2008 10:42 am
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i bought the cd "Raisng sand" i think it's really good and recommend it.

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Posted : 31/01/2008 10:45 am
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rparker mentioned the song in his post, pondering the genre

Yeah, Sorry Dan. We went off on a bit of a sub-topic about the genre mixing or crossing over.

Scrybe, I had totally forgot about Johnson doing Love In Vain. Had to run downstairs and grab my Johnson CDs. Sure enough, there it was. :oops: I think what was leaving me a bit confused about genre with this song was the Stone's addition of the steel guitar and the style it was played.

Roy
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Posted : 31/01/2008 12:01 pm
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i bought the cd "Raisng sand" i think it's really good and recommend it.

I gave it a listen on the Barnes and Noble site. I'm gonna have to get it too. Besides, I've got a $15 gift card floating around the house somewhere.....

Roy
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Posted : 31/01/2008 12:02 pm
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