• A Brief History Of...Loneliness in Classic Country

    Jan 27 2008, 21h57 por BadgerJohn31

    The description and playlist below are from the weekly radio show (A Brief History Of…) that my friend and I host on WSUM 91.7 fm Madison. We selected songs we felt were either historically important or just representative of each specific topic. Please comment if you feel we missed something or just to give your opinion. Remember, however, that we do this show in an hour (about 50 minutes of music). Track length is a major factor in our decisions (shorter is usually better). Thanks!

    A Brief History of…Loneliness in Classic Country looks at the most common theme in this great American genre. This show differs from most of the others in that it is not primarily chronological. It focuses instead on songs that exemplify the clichéd forms of loneliness from throughout the period. Those familiar country music formulas include the drama of a break-up, the isolation of imprisonment, the homeward desires of being on the road, and the traditional solution to any of these problems, alcohol. …