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Not only did my YT feed bring up Jussi Bjorling when I googled Charley (O Holy Night), but also Hank Williams. Well I haven't listened to Charley now for maybe 30 years, and Hank Williams not since the 1950's! 

But here he is, just has to be one of the finest country singers ever...died Jan. 1, 1953, age 29. Even with the mediocre recording equipment of the era, really embodies the spirit of Country & Western.


And then Charley Pride, same beautiful song...just so lovely...and really should also mention the composer here, Fred Rose:


And for C&W, you really don't want to leave out Elvis, even though I read his own actual favourite genre was gospel...


Well if you are up for still one more, this is the song from Charley I ended up liking, well, if not most still very very much... "Sleepin' under a table in a roadside park, a man could wake up dead..."


For anyone still here on this LONG post, here is the song that might show Charley's fine voice up best...

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That is was. Charley Pride!


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Oh yes -- isn't this his best known song, Rooster? Good to meet up with you on here now & then, you are up early as usual I see! 

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I think it probably is but it's the first melody of his that I thought of.

Yeah, I'm always up early. Been working away! :)

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It's the first song I thought of too.  Love Charley's music, and that was a favorite for sure. 8-)

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Hi Jan, hope you and yours are keeping well ! :)

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We're doing well.  Blessed to be safe, warm, and healthy.  Hope you are too, my friend. <3

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I have heard of him...

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Yes, SFA -- Charley Pride was the first black country music superstar, I listened to him in the 1970's. He was the most famous for his music label since Elvis Presley! He died from the dreaded COVID-19 in December, which caused everybody to go back and listen again to his music.

I listened to one concert he gave in Norway I think it was, he had a huge fan base in one of the Scandinavian countries...did I tell you my family is Swedish? I am guessing Scandinavian music, imported from the Old Country, may have been something of a foundation for the evolution of C&W here in the USA.

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I think the Swedish family is the first mention to me

:)

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I am not familiar with him.

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Hi Kninjanin, glad to see you always.

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I heard British people don't listen to Country Music, only Americans!

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Dan, can you tell us about the strikes? The farmers?

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I don't know much about the issue. In India, the government buys agricultural products for a minimum support price. And the government buys the agricultural product directly from the farmers. The new law states that cooperate can buy directly from the formers. The farmers are nervous that the cooperates will pay less and the government will stop buying from them in the future.

In India, many people depend upon agriculture. Also, more people work on a small piece of land. So, the profit would be less. And they don't know other work than agriculture. In the US, a former has a large amount of land and few persons working on it. So, the profit is higher.



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I learned some things ty Dan!

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