Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cinematic country music from the Wilburn Brothers

I drove through the SNOW this morning thinking that the WILBURN BROTHERS songs I was enjoying would sound absolutely terrific in films.
Arkansas natives Doyle and Teddy Wilburn continued in the country duet harmony vein of the likes of the Louvin Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys and the Delmore Brothers.
Their 1950s-60s peak coincided with greater electrification of COUNTRY MUSIC, however, so there is a more twanging, rocking edge to their songs, such as "Blue Blue Day" from 1961.
The ringing electrical guitars cut through the snowy, grey day like flashing stage lights, and I  could imagine the music draped upon entire scenes of imagined films.
Cinematic country music. Is that a thing? It was for me, today.


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