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GOLDIE HILL ~ A hidden gem within the crown of Country Music (click here to read the entire story)

Posted in Country Music, entertainment, Music, Personal with tags , , , , on April 8, 2009 by phillipphiles

I don’t know how I found this or even why I was looking for something on youtube but that’s how it always starts….ya know?  I mean… I came across this video clip and I swear I have watched it at least a half dozen times every day since I found it.  Its a song by a female country artist that had a huge hit with it in the early 1950’s….if your ears have not yet been blessed by this voice, her name is Goldie Hill.   This was an answer song written for “Don’t Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes”.   I love it…..you will too!

Here’s a picture of Ms. Goldie from back in the day….

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Here’s the clip that’s been in heavy rotation lately….

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Wanda Jackson FINALLY enters the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME!

Posted in Country Music, entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Personal with tags , , , , , , on January 16, 2009 by phillipphiles

I try and make it a point never to cuss in the presence of ladies…..

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 …..BUT IT’S ABOUT FUCKEN’ TIME ALREADY!!!

REMEMBERING PATSY CLINE… (click here to read the entire story)

Posted in Country Music, entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Patsy Cline, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2008 by phillipphiles

March 5, 2008

45 Years ago today- the world lost the Greatest female singer ever-

The one, the only…Ms. Patsy Cline

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…”Anything but Country”- that’s the usual answer I get when my friends and I are trying to decide on a radio station.  Normally, we can’t decide….so everyone is always instructed to bring a couple of CD’s for the road trip and we’ll sit through them as we drive (everyone is allowed one “veto”).  When it’s my turn…I usually yell out- “Ok, one Country song and then”….  (that’s usually as far as I get before hearing VETO! screams from everyone).

“But…It’s Patsy Cline”.  Then of course the standard phrase is next… “Oh, she’s not Country… I like her”.  Wait, wait…so because someone that usually hates country, likes Patsy…. that makes Patsy “not Country”?  It’s always the same excuse…but they love Patsy. 

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PATSY CLINE… (click here to read the entire story)

Posted in Country Music, entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Patsy Cline, Personal with tags on September 8, 2007 by phillipphiles

 

 (photo from the “Sentimentally Yours” album cover)

Today, September 8th, would have been Patsy’s 75th birthday.  She left us way too soon…  Her fan base continues to grow and the album “Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits” has sold over TEN MILLION copies and is listed in the 2005 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.  Patsy had (and still may have) the “Most weeks on the US charts for an album by a female artist.”  At the time, it had spent a total of 722 weeks in the charts and during that period- the album sat in the No. 1 position for almost FIVE YEARS total!!

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Sparkle & Twang: A Celebration of Nudie & Manuel (click here to read the entire story)

Posted in Country Music, entertainment, Music, Patsy Cline with tags , , , , , , , on August 6, 2007 by phillipphiles

Hey there-

Here’s another fun little thing I did while in Nashville last month.

(there’s another Nashville adventure a few stories down about those heavenly biscuits that are served at the one and only Loveless Cafe)

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