Saturday, February 16, 2008

Why I Love Country Music, Vol 2: Ernest Tubb

See here for Vol. 1 of this series.

Man, everything about this Ernest Tubb tune kills me. In a good way! It's so country and just so perfect. I love the guitar playing and the words, but I especially love Ernest's delivery: Deadpan, with just the right amount of flare in just the right places (and the joke he makes at the guitar player's expense), it's priceless. Anyway, I really can't do it justice in this post, so listen and enjoy...

Ernest Tubb – I Know My Baby Loves Me In Her Own Peculiar Way (out of print).

If somebody can put into words why this song is so good (or why I'm way off on this one), please leave a comment...



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3 comments:

ken said...

The name of the album says loud and clear - The Daddy of 'em All . . . As I'm sure you know, Paul - one of the coolest things about this song is that it's not an aberration, it's representational of ALL of E.T.'s music . . . I mean, I love Bob Wills and all, but for me E.T. is the Real King of Texas Swing.
Ken

Anonymous said...

i think it's that laugh in his voice at certain spots -- the flare you mention -- signaling his complete delight in the hilarious lyrics. and the completely relaxed groove the band pours out. great blog.

Paul said...

Anonymous - Thank you! You've put your finger on exactly what I LOVE about this track. Ernest knows its funny. And the band is totally relaxed.