Culture meets culture

You’ll remember this perhaps from some weeks ago, the Hank Williams number.

There are other honourable mentions as well – the young man whom I think is a tad kind to some of these artists, e.g. Phil Collins, does it best where there seems a real culture clash or even appropriation, might one say.

The secret is that he’s a nice young chap and for him to see something from a historically opposite culture and react to it is entertaining in itself. But behind that is my respect for a black guy’s sense of rhythm – I for one think they have no peers – just see some of our jazz on Sundays.

When he was sent Louis Armstrong by one of his subscribers, it didn’t do a lot as a reaction – he listened, he said yep, that’s Louis all right but there wasn’t a lot more he could say.

With Patsy Cline, it was a bit different. A Virginian and became part of the Nashville sound – he was familiar with much of it – that was OK but didn’t quite cut it as a surprise. Joe Cocker and the Righteous Brothers were though.

This one was always going to be an interesting reaction – this is southern white to the bone:

Confession time – there’s something about those southern States which seeps into the soul if you let it – gotta watch those wimmin down that way too. And the accents get me too, I can listen to them all day.

7 comments for “Culture meets culture

  1. Mark Matis
    March 22, 2019 at 20:04

    And then there’s this:


    I’ll save “TractorStuck”, “Symphonic Rock”, and “Stairway to Heaven” for another time…

  2. Andy5759
    March 22, 2019 at 20:34

    Those Southern belles rather like an English accent, while the men think that we sound like fags. Now that’s a recipe for fun, trust me.

    • Andy5759
      March 22, 2019 at 22:45

      Erm. Fun with the gals, that is.

      • Mark Matis
        March 23, 2019 at 00:16

        You mean you didn’t get the Deliverance treatment?


  3. March 23, 2019 at 01:06

    South Georgia accents sound best from a woman.

  4. March 23, 2019 at 03:26

    The ‘Southern Gal’ accent is the bee’s knees. I know it well, having one as my Tavern mistress.


    • March 23, 2019 at 06:24

      Well of course – what else would one expect from a Dawgs fan? 🙂

      Me? Happy enough with Bama.

      Thanks, chaps, for those.

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