The Live Music Show
curated by Markus Fiedler
The Live Music Show is a Network Awsome original production
Note from the curator:
Dolly Parton recently turned 65. Even more impressive than her resistance to nature or accompanying humor ("It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.”) is her authorship of a majority of her songs including such hits as “Jolene”, “Coat of many colours” and “I will always love you”. In the early 70s she refused to let Elvis cover “I will always love you” but later on allowed everyones favourite bubblegum-stoner and ex-princess Whitney Houston to do so. As Whitney’s version is one of the 30 best selling singles of all times (including the stone age, napoleons france and spaceage-future) this makes Dolly the only composer in that top-30-club who is: a. female and b. written completely herself. She also runs an amusement park with rides and stuff.
Another wild lady is Loretta Lynn. She also wrote her first number 1 hit in 1967, "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)". She had more banned songs than any other artist in the history of country music including "Rated X," about the double standards divorced women face, "Wings Upon Your Horns," about the loss of teenage virginity, and "The Pill," lyrics by T. D. Bayless, about a wife and mother becoming liberated via the birth control pill.
In this playlist you’ll see both of them ladies accompanied by the likes of Crystal Gayle with her wonderful flowing hair (and did you know she was Loretta Lynn's younger sister?), Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and relatives from pop- and r&b-land. Enjoy!
~ Markus Fiedler
1 Crystal gayle - Half the way
2 Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
3 Carpenters - Superstar
4 Carly Simon - That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be
5 Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
6 Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You
7 Patsy Cline - Crazy
8 RUTH BROWN - Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
9 Loretta Lynn - Fist City
10 Nina Simone - Ain't Got No...I've Got Life