12610Porter Wagoner tribute, Sad Americana article
- Nov 30, 2007Greetings,
In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever
<http://www.perfectsoundforever.com>, you'll find (among other things):
Not quite Achy-Breaky
"Regardless of whether or not you agree with the superlatives
presented here, the point of all this gunk is this: these songs are
great because of what they embody. Painful, but never melodramatic,
reflective, but never unaware of the present, alleviated, but never
forgetful of the tribulations that came before. This is longing and
desolation done right."
RIP- a tribute
"It was the quintessential showbiz moment, and Porter Wagoner was
playing right along. There he was, on stage at the Grand Ole Opry
being feted for celebrating fifty years... as a member of country
music's most venerated institution, being serenaded by Dolly Parton to
the truly heart-tugging strains of her hit "I Will Always Love You,"
the song she wrote for Porter on the occasion of their partnership's
dissolution three decades before. And Porter, the original rhinestone
cowboy... was eating it up. "
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you have anything to share. Happy holidays and we'll see you in '08
(when we'll have our best of '07 music lists!).
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