Sing Me Back Home Jennings Dana
Jennings, who grew up in a town that had more cows than people when he was born, knows all of this firsthand. His people lived their lives by country music.
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His grandmothers were honky-tonk angels, his uncles men of constant sorrow, and his father a romping, stomping hell-raiser who lived for the music of Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the other rockabilly hellions. Sing Me Back Home is about a vanished world in which the Depression never ended and the sixties never arrived. Merle Haggard was an instinctive patriot, a man proud of his country, his people, and his background, his music rooted in the kind of attachments that make for a genuine patriotism, one not dependent on ideological nostrums.
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I wish a buck was still silver, it was back when the country was strong. He was in some ways a larger-than-life figure, in others a common man though an uncommonly talented one , with all the frailties and shortcomings of the common people he came from.
A true master—a musician, a painter, a writer—can take the material of life, the experiences of real people, their triumphs and tragedies, and make it into art. Merle Haggard was such a true master. To comment on this article, please find it on the Chronicles Facebook page.
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