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Did my little story scare you.

Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:48 am

Written by 'Whisperin' Bill Anderson. This is Porter Wagoner (the man about whom Dolly Parton would write 'I Will Always Love You'). Country does not get any better than this.

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Re: Did my little story scare you.

Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:13 am

Another weird one from Porter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKWJJIEpX4c

Rubber room. :smt006

Re: Did my little story scare you.

Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:36 pm

My favourites of Porter are "A Satisfied Mind", his recording of "Midnight" and the depressing "Heartbreak Affair".

Also "The Cold Hard Facts Of Life" was a good one too.

Re: Did my little story scare you.

Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:43 pm

Love his version of "Satisfied Mind"

Re: Did my little story scare you.

Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:03 am

svallen wrote:Another weird one from Porter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKWJJIEpX4c

Rubber room. :smt006


Porter Wagoner certainly had a darker side. The 'Thin Man from West Plains' wasn't always the grand showman (with rhinestone suits and a pompadour) that he appeared. He had his demons and spent some time in Parkview psychiatric hospital.

He was one of the most significant figures in post Hank Williams Country Music. Unlike say Conway Twitty or George Jones, Porter wasn't a great singer. He had a rich baritone voice albeit with little range, but he made up for his limitations by investing his records with total sincerity.

Few performers, if any, could create such macabre and menacing country music as Porter Wagoner. 'The Rubber Room' album is a perfect example, the title track is perfectly disturbing, and the album as a whole is a classic.