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A BBC Documentary on Hank Williams ( incomplete) 1 2 4 5, The History Of Country Music 1 2 3 4

Trashville documentary 1 2 3
posted by nola (17 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

Tangential to the History of Country Music portion is this little number; Flatt and Scruggs with Maybelle Carter - You are my flower, which is one of my personal favorites.
posted by nola at 8:09 PM on February 27, 2010

Thanks, nola, I didn't know about this doco, and I really look forward to seeing this. Hank is, well, what can you say? One of the towering, tippity-top giants of American songwriting. I love him so much.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:11 PM on February 27, 2010

Ahh, that duet with Hank and Anita Carter (I Can't Help it if I'm Still in Love With You) from part one is just delightful and incredibly touching. Gave me chills.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:19 PM on February 27, 2010

flapjax my brother.
posted by nola at 8:21 PM on February 27, 2010

OK, I don't wanna hog this thread or anything, but just want to say that there are plenty of clips contained in this that I've never seen, and that this doco is therefore a little gold mine, and I'm-a downloadin' NOW, cause YouTube's bucket's got a hole in it, and the good stuff gets pulled off there all the damn time.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:24 PM on February 27, 2010 [1 favorite]

That duet is indeed fantastic. Thanks for the links.
posted by ericost at 8:27 PM on February 27, 2010

The perfect soundtrack to Saturday Night sitting on yr couch watching house and drinking rum.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:42 PM on February 27, 2010

Hank Sr. defies both space and time.
posted by ovvl at 9:16 PM on February 27, 2010

I hate docs that have been split up on Youtube into 10 minute segments. I wish BBC & PBS would grow a clue and just vend me a torrent of the HD quality version.
posted by pashdown at 10:27 PM on February 27, 2010

Thanks muchly. Hank is my Beethoven.
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:41 AM on February 28, 2010

Oh shit! That's my friend Christian in "Trashville"
posted by lost_cause at 6:42 AM on February 28, 2010

Also, love Joe Buck describing Jason & the Scorchers, "You can be a country boy, you can sing country songs, but you can still rock people's dicks in the dirt."
posted by lost_cause at 6:57 AM on February 28, 2010

Great post. I'd recommend that any fan of Hank keep an eye out for Wayne Hancock shows in their area. Here is he covering Lost Highway.
posted by TrialByMedia at 7:29 AM on February 28, 2010

argh. did not mean to write that like Yoda. too early.
posted by TrialByMedia at 7:30 AM on February 28, 2010

Here is me saying: thanks for this!
posted by languagehat at 9:35 AM on February 28, 2010

Fascinating film. I love his "Hey Good Lookin'". How intense and sad he seems. Pity he couldn't have had some therapy and taken anti-depressants that were invented until decades later.

Always nice to discover an interesting documentary. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 4:18 PM on February 28, 2010

hey! nice post.
posted by ms.jones at 6:40 PM on February 28, 2010

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