Jeez, just one more reminder that true country and western music is nearly gone. Little Jimmy Dickens died today. He was the oldest living Grand Ole Opry member, and a with that, the old, old guard. If you know anybody under, I dunno, fifty or sixty, their idea of country music probably doesn't include western, let alone hillbilly, or even Bakersfield. It's just rock star type posturing, crappy music with down home lyrics. It's only a matter of time before real country and western is relegated to retro bands with small followings, another reminder that the public at large has shitty taste.
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Little Jimmy Dickens - I Got A Hole In My Pocket mp3 at Rocky 52
Little Jimmy Dickens - Hey Worm mp3 at Internet Archive
Little Jimmy Dickens - Salty Boogie mp3 at Internet Archive
Little Jimmy Dickens - Hillbilly Fever mp3 at Rocky 52
Little Jimmy Dickens - Hot Diggity Dog mp3 at Internet Archive
Hank Williams with Little Jimmy Dickens - The Old Country Church (streaming) at YouTube
Little Jimmy Dickens - 30 more songs at Internet Archive Scroll down, mp3s under "VBR MP3" heading.
Little Jimmy Dickens at Wikipedia