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 Post subject: Rap-Country fusion
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:53 am 
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I know, Rap-Country Fusion is less probable than Chinese
Opera-Mississippi Delta Blues Fusion, yet here we are.
I heard Cowboy Troy when he appeared with Big & Rich on the
show Las Vegas, and I said, "That's hilarious, I gots to get me some
of that!" So I got a used copy from Amazon's marketplace (for Pete's
sake, you shouldn't pay more than $6 for a CD these days...)

It's amusing. It isn't for hardcore fans of either country or Rap, it is for
folks who can only just tolerate those genres, because it's a sendup
to both. Cowboy Troy's flow (he calls his style "Hick-Hop") reminds
me of Will Smith when he was still called "The Fresh Prince", and
the Sugar Hill Gang. Troy definately stopped llistening to Rap
around 1992.

Conclusion: I love Fusion. It makes me smile.


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I don't know about Cowboy Troy, but if I hear "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" one more time I"m gonna puke!!! :evil:

Most "country" music nowadays sounds like the Southern Rock of the '70's to me:
FREEBIRD!!! :D

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missy wrote:
FREEBIRD!!! :D


Okie Dokie (holding aloft the middle finger of my right hand) there yo go, no charge.... :D :D :D

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How would this differ from vintage Tex Williams? His classic Smoke, smoke, smoke that Cigarette is as close to rap as you could get. Or the talking blues, for that matter.

Ol'Tex died of lung cancer, by the way.

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Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!(That Cigarette)

Now I'm a fellow with a heart of gold
And the ways of a gentleman I've been told
Kind-of-a-guy that wouldn't even harm a flea

But if me and a certain character met
The guy that invented that cigarette
I'd murder that son-of-a gun in the first degree

It ain't cuz I don't smoke 'em myself
and i don't reckon that it'll hinder your health
I smoked 'em all my life and I ain't dead yet

But nicotine slaves are all the same
at a pettin' party or a poker game
Everything gotta stop while they have a cigarette

CHORUS

Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette
Puff, puff, puff until you smoke yourself to death.

Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hate to make him wait,
But you just gotta have another cigarette.

In a game of chance the other night
Old dame fortune was good and right
The kings and queens they kept on comin' around

Aw, I was hittin' em good and bettin' 'em high
But my bluff didn't work on a certain guy
He kept callin' and layin' his money down

See, he'd raise me then I'd raise him
and I'd say to him buddy ya gotta sink or swim
Finally called me but didn't raise the bet!

--Hmmph! I said Aces Full Pal -- I got you!
He said, "I'll pay up in a minute or two
But right now, i just gotta have another cigarette."

CHORUS

Now the other night I had a date
with the cutest little gal in any state
A high-bred, uptown, fancy little dame

She said she loved me and it seemd to me
That things were sorta like they oughtta be
So hand in hand we strolled down lovers lane

She was a long way from a chunk of ice
And our pettin' party was goin' real nice
And I got an idea I might have been there yet

So I give her a kiss and a little squeeze
Then she said, "Tex, Excuse me Please
But I just gotta have another cigarette."


The verses were all spoken; only the chorus was sung.

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OHHHH - I got it, I got it - the best country/rap song:

I've Been Everywhere
by Johnny Cash


I was totin my pack along the long dusty Winnamucka road
When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load
If your goin' to Winnamucka, Mack with me you can ride
And so I climbed into the cab and then I setteled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
And I said, "Listen! I've traveled every road in this here land!"

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breatherd the mountain air, man
Travel - I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:
Reno
Chicago
Fargo
Minnesota
Buffalo
Toronto
Winslow
Sarasota
Whichta
Tulsa
Ottowa
Oklahoma
Tampa
Panama
Mattua
LaPaloma
Bangor
Baltimore
Salvador
Amarillo
Tocapillo
Pocotello
Amperdllo

I'm a Killer
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breatherd the mountain air, man
Travel - I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:
Boston
Charleston
Dayton
Lousiana
Washington
Houston
Kingston
Texas (County)
Monterey
Fairaday
Santa Fe
Tollaperson
Glen Rock
Black Rock
Little Rock
Oskaloussa
Tennessee
Tinnesay
Chickapee
Spirit Lake
Grand Lake
Devil's Lake
Crater Lake

For Pete's Sake
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breatherd the mountain air, man
Travel - I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:
Louisville
Nashville
Knoxville
Omerback
Shereville
Jacksonville
Waterville
Costa Rock
Richfield
Springfield
Bakersfield
Shreveport
Hakensack
Cadallic
Fond du Lac
Davenport
Idaho
Jellico
Argentina
Diamondtina
Pasadena
Catalina

See What I Mean
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breatherd the mountain air, man
Travel - I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:
Pittsburgh
Parkersburg
Gravelburg
Colorado
Ellisburg
Rexburg
Vicksburg
Eldorado
Larimore
Adimore
Habastock
Chadanocka
Shasta
Nebraska
Alaska
Opalacka
Baraboo
Waterloo
Kalamazoo
Kansas City
Souix City
Cedar City
Dodge City

What A Pity
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breatherd the mountain air, man
Travel - I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

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Yes!!! Johnny is the MAN baby!!! :D

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Johnny Cash is so wonderful.

I have a friend that hates the Cash, and I just don't understand it. Especially since he LOVES Neil Young, but says he doesn't like Johnny Cash's voice.

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Neil Young

"southern man don't need him around, anyhow"

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missy wrote:
OHHHH - I got it, I got it - the best country/rap song:


"Boy Named Sue" is the best in my book. But those are all more Spoken Word than Rap, stylistically.


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I ALWAYS wanted to see RUN-DMC do "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Just pause a minute and imagine it....perfection.


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scheky wrote:
I ALWAYS wanted to see RUN-DMC do "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Just pause a minute and imagine it....perfection.


You mean you never heard KMC Kru's "Devil went up to Michigan"?
That song was hilarious. In that version, the Devil goes up against a
DJ called "the Butcher", scratchin' records to decide who gets a soul
and who gets a "fresh" golden turntable. I kid you not.

A sample:

"When the Devil got done scratchin'
Everyone knew he wadn't no joke.
'Cause the records caught on fire,
The turntable went up in smoke!"

The only way it could have been funnier would be if the Devil had
won, and the Butcher had popped a cap in his demonic behind.
But, lamentably, it ended the same way Charlie Daniels' version does.


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fearfaoin wrote:
missy wrote:
OHHHH - I got it, I got it - the best country/rap song:


"Boy Named Sue" is the best in my book. But those are all more Spoken Word than Rap, stylistically.


Shel Silverstein wrote A Boy Named Sue, as I recall. He's best known as a poet and children's book author (Where the sidewalk ends, etc.

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s1m0n wrote:
fearfaoin wrote:
missy wrote:
OHHHH - I got it, I got it - the best country/rap song:


"Boy Named Sue" is the best in my book. But those are all more Spoken Word than Rap, stylistically.


Shel Silverstein wrote A Boy Named Sue, as I recall. He's best known as a poet and children's book author (Where the sidewalk ends, etc.


Yeah, Silverstein actually wrote a large number of songs, several of which have been hits. "The Cover of the Rolling Stone," as recorded by Dr. Hook comes to mind.

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Seems to me that Woody Guthrie's "Talking Dustbowl Blues" needs a fair play as well.

Ol' Shel was a columnist for Playboy back in the 60s- really, I did read it for the writings-REALLY.


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"The Devil Went Down To Jamaica", David Allen Coe

There's also his duet with Hank; not rap, but profane and ridiculous nonetheless.

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