The night they drove ol' Dixie down

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    I don't normally listen to country and all like that, seems a lot of folks here like it a lot. I do enjoy the Texas country sound.
    Recently listening to The Band and didn't realize they were the ones who wrote and played Acadian Driftwood and The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down. I heard those so much when I was little, on the radio, etc. Both are fairly heart-breaking songs and I didn't see that anyone has posted a link for them. Some of the guys in The Band played with Dylan, there's quite a bit of rock and roll history associated with them.
    Enjoy.




    Since my NH has French Canadian ancestry, including from Nova Scotia and Ontario, I shudder to think this is what they most likely went through as expressed in Acadian Driftwood.
     
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    Do you know some people freak out by the sound of fingernails on a chalk board? Well country music is like fingernails on a chalk board to me. Hurts my brain. However to each his/her own and if you like country music than more power to you! My Dad used to listen to some John Denver when I was younger, so I will post one of his songs.

     
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    The Band isn't considered country! Something else...folk rock, maybe?
     
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    Those who dont appreciate country music fail to understand life. It is certainly not the most complex or technical music but it is the music of life.
     
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    Bonnie Raitt -- Have a Heart

     
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    I LOVE THE EAGLES
     
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    I didn't know what happened, and still do not. Isn't the French influence in Louisiana from the Acadians who left Canada though?
     
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    The British and the French reached an agreement and they didn't care at all about the people who were living there (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island). I didn't study it much but this is my impression. The agreement didn't include the Acadians staying there and they were chased off like the Native Americans were in U.S. Some went into Canada further (Quebec and Toronto). A lot of them didn't like it in the south and had cold winter blood and went back at some point, to the north.
    The Great Expulsion, it was called. Horrible circumstances. Are you French at all?
    This is a good read, very informative. My history books in school didn't contain this information.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadians
     
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    Interesting, found a whole string of Eagles' greatest hits that I haven't heard in a long time. Radio stations always play the same couple of songs by the Eagles.
     
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    just my 2 cents; i love conway twitty and alabama.
    alabama---my home is in alabama
    conway---- julia and slow hand ,happy birthday darling
    these are my favorites .
     
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    Some friends are from French Guyana and I wondered about their accent (before I knew where they were from) and they said it was French Creole. Their native tongue was still English, but with a strong accent. Similar I guess to some Louisianans and people that live in the Caribbean Islands.
    Another friend's husband had come from an island/piece of land that juts into the Chesapeake Bay. She said the language they spoke there was just about unbelievable for the times (1990s). They had separated themselves so much from the rest of the world that it preserved their language for generations.
     
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    You know that is Old Country.
    There are a few good one today, but most sound like a mix of soft rock & Country.
     
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    One more
     
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    Love John Denver was POP with a Blue Grass flavor.
    He sung about the country, but he was POP singer.
    He was a great humantaritan, who got store to donate food nearly out of date to the homeless shelter.
    He was the first to do it, had to sign a no sue contract to get most of the food.
     
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    A little further back in time. Love this song and its beat.

     
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    The good , they die young...loved Johnny...




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    My ex father in laws, kids grandaddy. We lost about 200 ships,sank or disabled if my memory is right in WW11. He had to walk across burning men to get in lifeboat and always had a limp from injury jumping off the ship.


     
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    My BIL can sing this song EXACTLY like Elvis. Even his voice sounds like Elvis when he talks.

     
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    Hey Meer,
    Can't get your last 2 videos to play,


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    I fixed it, some will only play on YT so I took those off and put these up . :)
     
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    The band had hundreds of hits. They were an amazing band that are rarely commended.
    Some songs just stand out above all of the rest.
    I always though this song was a great song:


    Another great song that stands out.
     
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    I also think you will be hard pressed to find any other band half as talented as every member in the Eagles.
     
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    some of the old songs that still roll through the back of my mind, @JAC
    My mom loved Patsy Cline's music and that is probably the only song of hers that I would recognize.
    Eagles are touring again this time with the children.
     
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    I agree. Had California Dreaming album and the Patsys 8 tract.
     
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    A little more music from The Band.
     
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    The gales of November come early sometimes....such a sad song.

     
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    I have no idea "why," but this is one of my all-time favorites. If I had to choose "one song" as my top, all-time, favorite, I believe it would be one of the 20 - 30 minute "jams" by either the Grateful Dead, or the Allman Brothers, and more than likely "Mountain Jam" by the Allman Brothers would take top honor.
     
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    Joan Baez did it as well.
     

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