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Steve Forbert's "Any Old Time"

From: Steven Rosenfeld
Length: 12:53

Sound portrait of Steve Forbert's CD of Jimmie Rodgers songs

Forbertbig150x150_small Steve Forbert's tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, "Any Old Time," was nominated for a 2004 Grammy in the best traditional folk category. Rodgers was country music's first superstar, grabbing the public's imagination between 1927 and his death in 1933. His songs are passionate, wistful and gritty - and that's exactly how Steve Forbert presents them, capturing their timeless power and appeal. There are five segments in this sound portrait profile. Pick and play the ones that work best for you! In order, (title and suggested host intro) they are: 1. "Jimmie Rodgers." Steve Forbert says Jimmie Rodgers was the Elvis Presley of his day, joyfully singing songs that ranged from rockers to ballads. (2.31) 2. "Choosing Songs." Forbert says he sifted through Rodger's 120-song catalog to select songs that would appeal to modern audiences. (2.32) 3. "Train Whistle Blues." Jimmie Rodgers often sang about trains and hobos, but the wandering and loneliness in his songs is timeless. (2.28) 4. "Bar Room Life." In two songs, "Blue Yodel #9," and "Gambling Barroom Blues," Forbert says Rodgers portrayed the bravado and despair of alcoholics. (2.32) 5. "Rough and Rowdy Ways." This song, whose arrangement was inspired by Buddy Holly, makes Forbert believe that Rodgers lived what he sang about. (2.46) These pieces have only been heard on the Internet. Please go to www.BehindTheBeat.net to hear other profiles. There are more than 350 artists and CDs profiled. More info is in my member profile.

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Steve Forbert's tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, "Any Old Time," was nominated for a 2004 Grammy in the best traditional folk category. Rodgers was country music's first superstar, grabbing the public's imagination between 1927 and his death in 1933. His songs are passionate, wistful and gritty - and that's exactly how Steve Forbert presents them, capturing their timeless power and appeal. There are five segments in this sound portrait profile. Pick and play the ones that work best for you! In order, (title and suggested host intro) they are: 1. "Jimmie Rodgers." Steve Forbert says Jimmie Rodgers was the Elvis Presley of his day, joyfully singing songs that ranged from rockers to ballads. (2.31) 2. "Choosing Songs." Forbert says he sifted through Rodger's 120-song catalog to select songs that would appeal to modern audiences. (2.32) 3. "Train Whistle Blues." Jimmie Rodgers often sang about trains and hobos, but the wandering and loneliness in his songs is timeless. (2.28) 4. "Bar Room Life." In two songs, "Blue Yodel #9," and "Gambling Barroom Blues," Forbert says Rodgers portrayed the bravado and despair of alcoholics. (2.32) 5. "Rough and Rowdy Ways." This song, whose arrangement was inspired by Buddy Holly, makes Forbert believe that Rodgers lived what he sang about. (2.46) These pieces have only been heard on the Internet. Please go to www.BehindTheBeat.net to hear other profiles. There are more than 350 artists and CDs profiled. More info is in my member profile.

Broadcast History

None - Internet only.

Musical Works

This contains various excerpts of songs from Steve Forbert's "Any Old Time," on Koch, a 2003 release. No full songs. This is a sound portrait.

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http://www.BehindTheBeat.net