Talk:Riley Puckett

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Wasn't this guy an old-time musician? Badagnani 10:19, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes he was. He played the guitar and sang for the Skillet Lickers and also recorded solo. The yodeling cowboy (talk) 08:30, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

The article says country. So he did both? Badagnani (talk) 08:33, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Old-time country music. Nothing at all like the homogenized "product" that oozes from Naysh-ville nowadays. So probably shouldn't be called "country" music without explaining the context. +ILike2BeAnonymous (talk) 08:40, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

The thing is, old-time music and country music are not the same thing; they are distinct genres. I suppose you mean older-style Jimmie Rodgers (i.e. pre-Hank Williams) country music. Old-time music is the fiddle-based music that predates country music. Badagnani (talk) 08:46, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Except that it clearly was country music, and was recognized as such then; the context has changed since then is all. Yes, you could call it "pre-Hank Williams country music" and you wouldn't be wrong. The problem with your statement is that old-time music (fiddle-based or not) was country music. +ILike2BeAnonymous (talk) 08:50, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes, old-time music was country music at this time, it's only called different. When Billboard published the charts in the 1940s, they called old-time (or hillbilly) then Country&Western, because they need a better word tha hillbilly, or old-time. The yodeling cowboy (talk) 11:35, 29 December 2007 (UTC)