Both Kinds of Music

Both Kinds of Music

Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here?
Claire: Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western.
- The Blues Brothers

This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either.

Both Kinds of Music digs deep to find musical ephemera from Country Legends, Seasoned Pros and Fresh Upstarts.

Started in 2009, BKOM has over 4,000 unique posts related to country music, including western wear and folk art. Explore the archives to find your favorites.
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Patsy Cline wearing the banned pantsuit in a photograph taken for an Opry sponsor

❞Patsy Cline was outspoken, brash and bawdy, but Opry management preferred that female cast members present themselves as demure and ladylike – preferably in full, square dance-style dresses. When Patsy Cline appeared in a lavender pantsuit and cowgirl hat, she was asked not to wear the outfit on the show again.

Patsy Cline wearing the banned pantsuit in a photograph taken for an Opry sponsor

Patsy Cline was outspoken, brash and bawdy, but Opry management preferred that female cast members present themselves as demure and ladylike – preferably in full, square dance-style dresses. When Patsy Cline appeared in a lavender pantsuit and cowgirl hat, she was asked not to wear the outfit on the show again.

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Texas Saturday Night

A hour of a documentary hosted by Kinky Friedman. Nice glimpse of the Texas music scene from the late 80s(?).

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Elizabeth Cook - Hear Jerusalem Calling

Sunday salvation to wash away Saturday sins.

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Holdin' Our Own and Other Country Gold Duets

Brennen Leigh & Jesse Dayton - Two Step Program

One of the songs I’m playin’ on tomorrow’s Both Kinds of Music Radio Show.

Cale Tyson - Can’t Feel Love

New video from Cale with an EP due to hit in two weeks.

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WGNU Radio (“The NASHVILLE CATS… are on”) AM 920/FM106

BKOM Radio Show Update/Up-To-Date

I took the time yesterday to update the radio show archives and playlists. What does this mean, you ask? 

1) All the shows are uploaded and archived on the BKOM page of BBOX Radio. 55 shows to date. 

2) As I run the show off Spotify, you can listen to shows without me talkin’ minus whatever is from my collection. Those are in my public playlists

3) There’s one big honkin’ playlist that includes all the songs I’ve played to date. Nearly 1800 songs, 88 hours, no dupes (maybe)…yada yada.

Presidential Proclamation, 1974

It is a music which can be happy or sad, fast or slow, but it is always about life. The words of country music songs talk about life the way it is really lived.

October is Country Music Month

Guy Marshall - County Fair

From what I can tell they’ve been at it for a couple years down in Knoxville, but this is the first I’ve heard of them. Pretty good stuff.

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Merle Haggard - It Makes No Difference Now

Mondatory Merle singin’ some Bob Wills Floyd Tillman.

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Ralph Stanley - I’ll Fly Away

Today’s Sunday Sermon doesn’t get much more earnest than Ralph’s voice.

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A Man Must Carry On Vol. 2

Jerry Jeff Walker - My Buddy

Today I said goodbye to a dear friend and unwavering companion. Gus had an insatiable vigor for life even as his ailments took him down.

Rescued from the side of the road, Gus ended up having a rambler’s life wandering around these United States as he lived with almost all of my family. From his time a hillbilly pup in Alabama to a rat hunter in Harlem, over to the Cherokees as a fierce woodsman who turned back bears and finally in Los Angeles as the seasoned sage who would’ve chased those damned feral cats if his legs let him.

We bonded at an early age while he stayed with me in Minneapolis. He loved to chase after tennis balls with his big goofy paws and then not drop the ball when he brought it back.

When I’d see him at my folks’ place, he would greet me with a hearty barks, lots of licks and an immediate desire to play “throw me the ball and I won’t give it back”. NEVER turned down a chance to play ball, even as he got older and the returns became fewer and fewer.

Eventually his arthritis only made it possible to roll the ball a few feet. Even so, his distinctive thunderous bark always said “HELL YES I WANT TO PLAY BALL.”

Even brought it with us to the vet today so he could take it with him so wherever he goes he’ll have someone to throw as far as he wants, for as long as he wants. Heck, maybe he’ll save it for me.

I love you Gus and will miss you terribly. Bye buddy.