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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Cowpoke » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:00 am

That is what I thought too Dee. Talking songs are not really Glen's thing. You can see him hesitate a little a few times. I don't think Glen's song choice here has to do with religious or political motives. The "theme" of this episode of the Glen Campbell Music Show was songs about countries and places (This Land is Your Land, Hollywood, Canadian Sunset) so My Country fit right in. And, of course, the patriotism in this song was probably close to Glen's heart. Plus, he knew the song which he performed during concerts in the early/mid-seventies when he toured with Jud Strunk.
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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Dee » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:45 pm

"My Country": this song choice of Glen's surprises me because he mentioned several times at least during his career that he didn't like "talking" songs after he recorded "Honey Come Back" (which is a great song, too, and one that Jimmy Webb performed during his The Glen Campbell Years concert I attended last year. Jimmy also briefly talked--and laughed--about Glen not wanting to do "talking" songs.)

Maybe the Christian-related lyrics really appealed to GC in 1982 or 1983, whenever this show aired? After his breakup with Tucker?

Or if this show aired closer to the end of 1983, perhaps the song's political theme appealed to Glen because the 1984 presidential election year was coming up?

In any case, imo, My Country is a beautiful patriotic song written by Jud Strunk who had political ambitions of his own.
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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Cowpoke » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:05 pm

Glen Campbell performing "My Country" on the Glen Campbell Music Show. Written by Jud Strunk who also wrote "A Daisy A Day".

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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Cowpoke » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:58 pm

Thanks Randy! I just posted another one. Hope you enjoy it!

Andy Williams with Glen Campbell - Canadian Sunset
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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Randy » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:26 am

Agree with ya Dee, and thanks so much Cowpoke for these nice YT uploads! Wish I had half of your computer smarts or as Glen says "I'm only half as smart as I really am" :D
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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Dee » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:49 pm

Super of you to share these rare performances with fans, Cowpoke.
Andy Williams really shines with his performance of "Regrets".
And what a great song!
Would you know the name of the female singer who duets with Williams near the end of the song?
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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Cowpoke » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:05 pm

Thanks Dee. No I don't think Glen ever recorded "Down in the Valley".
Here are two more performances from that particular episode of the Glen Campbell Music Show.

Regrets by Andy Williams, with Glen and the band providing the accompaniment.


And Hollywood, a Micheal Smotherman tune that Glen never recorded / released.


Hope you enjoy them everybody!
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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Dee » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:49 pm

Thanks for sharing these outstanding and difficult to find performances, Cowpoke!
Did Glen Campbell record "Down In The Valley"?
I couldn't find this song listed on any of his studio or live albums.
(Love the Maxwell House coffee ad with the voiceover by Glen, too! This clip must be very rare!) :)
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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Cowpoke » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:12 am

New on our youtube channel...

This Land Is Your Land (with Andy Williams)


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Down in the Valley
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Re: Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube

Postby Dee » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:24 pm

Hey, thanks to Cowpoke for uploading these three RARE videos of Glen Campbell in Branson, 1991.
Vid #3 includes Glen Campbell doing an impersonation of Jerry Reed, then performing "A Thing Called Love" written by Jerry Reed.
Vid #2 is of Glen performing a "Campbellized" version of "Rhinestone Cowboy"!
Vid #1 is "On The Wings Of His Victory". Glen Campbell originally recorded this song for his "Old Home Town" album in 1982. Then it was called "On The Wings Of My Victory". Glen obviously liked the song so much he rerecorded it for his Christian contemporary music album "Wings of Victory" in 1992.
All three performances were given on a special (fundraising) program with televangelist James Robison.

Just Glen and his Guitar - 3: A Thing Called Love (Glen Campbell)



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