Good Country West Coast Music?

Discussion in 'Country and Western' started by vegas4x4, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

  2. chuck4788

    chuck4788 Member

    That's a good one.
    Recent good WCS release; "Pontoon" by Little Big Town. A good but oldy is "Crazy Mama" by JJ Cale.
     
  3. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Pontoon, I should check that out, I thought. Turns out I've been dancing WCS to it for months! Yeah, I like it a lot.
    I'm guessing it's the shuffle feel that makes it good for WCS, http://www.studybass.com/lessons/rhythm/shuffle-and-swing-rhythms/ although that isn't specified on the sheet music.
    The drummer accents on the 2 and the 4, so you could do Nite Club, too, but, it feels more like West Coast. I'm betting it's the shuffle feel.
     
  4. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Last night someone told me that "Pontoon" was "too slow" for West Coast. I think I convinced her otherwise.
     
  5. chuck4788

    chuck4788 Member

    "Pontoon" is hot, in Phoenix it crossed over to non-Country WCS venues.
     
  6. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    This one was in "Iron Man 3."

     
  7. Phil Jones

    Phil Jones New Member

    I think Crazy Mama is great, this was the first I heard of it. Have been dancing to Pontoon a lot.

    How about these for real oldies?

    Don't Worry by Marty Robbins 101 bpm
    Satin Sheets by Jeanne Pruett 100 bpm
    Tight Fittin' Jeans by Conway Twitty 103bpm
     
  8. chuck4788

    chuck4788 Member

    Also:
    Tornado by Little Big Town
    Tulsa Time by Don Williams 104bpm

    But often music from other genre are fun:

    Stray Cat Strut by Peggy Polk
    Bring It On Home by Kenny Neal
    Home USA by Fats Domino
    I Got the Blues by Brother Yusef
    Let's Walk by Austin De Lone
    She Just Wants to Dance by Keb Mo
     
  9. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    So, do you think Toby Keith's "Getcha Some" is a good song for WCS.
    If so, please explain why.

     
  10. regis

    regis Active Member

    it could be done but it is paaaaainfuly slooooow
     
  11. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    I don't object to the speed, but the verses are sort of flat--don't ask what I mean….I don't mean it as a technical term, it's just how it strikes me. Uninspiring for me. I dislike the song in any case!
     
  12. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    OK. My opinion? I don't know why anyone would expect people to do WCS when this is played. There are just so many songs that facilitate dancing the music rather than just doing WCS because there is music playing.
     
  13. chuck4788

    chuck4788 Member

    I spend a lot of time in metro Phoenix which has a big WCS community. So I get to WCS to a wide variety music and IMO most CW music isn't as much fun as some of the other genre. In Phoenix I don't know where the DJs find all of this music but they dance to Blues, Pop, ChaCha, and Hustle.

    Some song to check out:
    She Just Wants to Dance by Keb Mo
    Compass & Map by Robin Thicke
    Neck Deep in the Blues by Big Rude Jake
    Like Water by Ladi6
    Roll It by P-Square
    One More Night by Maroon 5
    Baby, What You Want Me To Do by Etta James (live SF version)
     
  14. agmtb

    agmtb New Member

    Asleep at the Wheel, Ranch Romance, the album Hillbilly Jazz, Dwight Yoakam is as close to western swing as most radios get. Some Jerry Jeff Walker would fit the bill.
     
  15. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    I can't find the one thread I usually post this stuff in, but this one will do.
    LeAnn Rimes wasn't the first one to emphasize the blues like qualities in this song, first recorded by Merle Travis and made into a big hit by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

    Did you catch the line about the voodoo woman?

    Bonus track...
     
  16. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    I might even request this one, cause I doubt it'll hit radio much. I hope I'm wrong about that.



    People do WCS to "Tornado," which for me is a nite club because of the very strong percussion. Looking around for critic comments on this song, they hear the shuffle in there just like I do.
    Here's one.
    "Musgraves sings over a shuffling guitar lick that is the epitome of cool."

    Enough to make me do West Coast if I can get someone to play it and can find someone who will go along with me.
     
  17. regis

    regis Active Member

    oh, I really like that one!
     
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  18. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Our DJ has always been partial to Colt Ford, and when he puts this one on, I go for a West Coast. I hear shuffle in there. Anyone else?

     

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