"I don't know how I missed this thread when it first started, but better late than never...I'd start with just the four giants, and then fill in the next six then following year:
"of what's been mentioned, I'll throw my vote to Peter Guralnick for his two volume set on Elvis...here's a book that I found to be very interesting and well written: GO CAT GO Rockabilly Music and Its Makers, by Craig Morrison,…"
"hey Walt, I'll have the last word instead of Gary...then he can have the last last word...I don't think blaming soldiers is the way to end war...the blame spreads far wider than that...but I don't think this song blames soldiers...I…"
"actually therewolff, it was called top 40 and that's why they (KFWB, KHJ in LA) played Horton, Cash, Robbins, Sinatra, Cole and whoever else was joining Elvis and Ricky at the top of the charts...Matt, I'm with you 100% on this one, (and…"
"man, was I immersed neck deep in country music at the time...of course a lot of what I was listening to was older stuff (Williams, Snow, Tubb, Autry, Wills, Thompson, etc), but I was gobbling up Buck, Loretta, George and Merle right and left...it…"
"yeah, Steve, I would also agree...back in 72 0r 73, a friend of mine introduced me to Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore and I've been a Prine fan ever since...I'm especially fond of the album In Spite Of Ourselves"
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