Country Rock

schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
edited March 2009 in History of Rock
You folks is the beans, so they tells me. So riddle me this, for the lack of a less Aragahy term. In yet another one of my world famous genre suggestion threads, I come to you now looking for "country/folk rock". :eek: Heavy, eh? Might want to take a minute to cool off. After that answer my questions, lazy buttoxesses!

What are some album suggestions and similar artist for the following plethera of country rock zenithicity:

Brewer & Shipley
Poco (besides A Good Feelin' & Indian Summer)
Loggins & Messina (besides s.t.'d and Full Sail)
Pure Prarie League
The New Riders of the Purple Sage
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Comments

  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
  • RainbowMistRainbowMist Rising Star
    edited March 2009
    I don't claim to know about official genres, but in my own mind I've always referred to Blue Rodeo as "country rock."

    Anyway, even if I'm wrong they're a really good band that not many people would know outside Canada, that's probably at least similar to what you're looking for.

    (ignore the video for the first one, it's the only example I could find on youtube of one of my favorite songs)
  • hainesdogghainesdogg Unsigned
    edited March 2009
    The Beau Brummels (Triangle and Bradley's Barn specifically)

    The Byrds (Sweethearts of the Rodeo.)

    The Flying Burrito Brothers

    Gram Parsons (check out G.P. and Grievous Angel)
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Aren't the Eagles considered country rock? If so... yeah.
  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    hainesdogg;2045847 said:
    The Byrds (Sweethearts of the Rodeo.)

    The Flying Burrito Brothers

    Gram Parsons (check out G.P. and Grievous Angel)
    These!

    Any Byrds album with Clarence White should be on your list.

    More recently I think Wilco would fit the bill.

    Buffalo Springfield was actually a pioneer of this sound -- check out "Go and Say Goodbye" from their debut album.
  • schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
    edited March 2009
    OldFogey;2046325 said:
    These!

    Any Byrds album with Clarence White should be on your list.

    More recently I think Wilco would fit the bill.

    Buffalo Springfield was actually a pioneer of this sound -- check out "Go and Say Goodbye" from their debut album.
    I love Buffalo Springfield, I have their last two albums on vinyl. :)

    And I do have the Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man", and I'm somewhat familiar with their other work. I'm yet to check out Gram and The Burritos though.




    @Armsareloud: I'm going to see them here on the 17th, so you can color me knowledgeable on their part.

    @Gowie: That was awesome.

    @Rainbow: Kinda neato. I shall look farther into them.
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited March 2009
    Yes to Blitzen Trapper.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    I always loved The Goose, one of my dad's favorite bands and one of my gems now.
  • KidsRalrightKidsRalright Unsigned
    edited March 2009
    Country Rock is a weird sub-genre since Rockabilly is highly country influenced. In the 60's with the rock changing it morphed into a different style which became Country Rock. Here are some early examples.

    The Beatles - I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (Capitol/EMI) 1964
    The Byrds - Satisfied Mind (Columbia) 1965
    Downliners Sect - I Got Mine (Columbia) 1965
    The Dillards - Lemon Chimes (Capitol) 1965
    Byrds - Mr. Spaceman (Columbia) 1966
    Charles River Valley Boys - I've Just Seen A Face (Elektra) 1966
    The Greenbriar Boys - Up To My Neck In High Muddy Waters (Vanguard) 1966
    International Submarine Band - Truck Drivin' Man (Ascot) 1966
    Gosdin Brothers - Love At First Sight (World Pacific) 1966
    The Greenbriar Boys - Different Drum (Vanguard) 1966
    Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers - Keep On Pushin' (Columbia) 1967
    Gosdin Brothers - A Hundred Years From Now (Edict) 1967
    Byrds - Time Between (Columbia) 1967
    Hearts And Flowers - I'm A Lonesome Fugitive (Capitol) 1967
    Byrds - The Girl With No Name (Columbia) 1967
    Ian & Sylvia - Big River (MGM) 1967
    Buffalo Springfield - A Child's Claim To Fame (Atco) 1967




    www.last.fm/user/RadioheadOasis/journal/2009/03/05/2jbqn9_influential_country_rock_songs
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    FlyGuyLXI;2047482 said:
    Yes to Blitzen Trapper.
    I recently decided to check these guys out after hearing Furr on a college radio station, I definitely like what I've heard so far.
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