Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives May 17 1986, Page 34

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 17, 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba Wilf Tipfer free May w if Dwight Yoakam the real thing in country music by Ken Tucker Yoakam album rare achievement for country even if this Guy we rent the hottest act m country in Mem t is mine suggest that he ought to be he Yoakam new first titled ready Tor another great name Warner is already a Trig its first Honky Onk has settled in Tor a Good Long run on billboards top 10 singles and the album is As a rare achievement Tor a country a native of makes the sort of country music you might have thought want made anymore the real Complete sweetly morose howled vocals and songs about drowning romantic Sor rows in the nearest distilled this music has nothing to do with the Citi fied of country of acts like the Oak Ridge boys or Roy Clark or youve got to bled Yoakam by phone from Atlan in pure Dee he is also one smart his music and his conversation Are suf fused with an abiding love and knowledge of country music its history and its its humor and its its strengths and its weak there have been a few Points in history when country music stopped being country to happened in the when you got a Tot of Nashville producers putting violins onto country be cords to make them Appe Alto the poo music Audi it happened a few years when All you heard from the coun try music Industry was the necessity to Cross to make country records that could be played on pop radio Yoakam father was a Mechanic who amassed a solid country music record and Young Dwight grew up appreciating the music until he realized that he was old enough to Start making some of it he went to Nashville with a pile of original songs and found music City to be a closed pretty Andlen any this was one of those bad periods in the Industry when if you were making Honky Tonk the hard they told you you were too whatever that so Yoakam made the move that altered his career he went out to los Angeles and started playing bars and nightclubs outside the people think los Angeles is just but there Are All sorts of folks out among them a stretch of country people that extends All the Way up which in the 60s was just about the Only place in the country where real Honky Tonk was being by peo ple like Buck Owens and Merle hag Gard and Tommy it was to this audience that Yoa Kam and soon he was aim attracting Hollywood area listeners its own psf Row a lev wac usually rack music but who appreciated the unadulterated Quality of the music we were to might seen unusual to an outsider that t worm go to California to make country but that music is there in the states and t took the emergence of emmy Lou Harris in the Ite to be a sign that Good country music could still be made out even a Rock v roller like John Fogerty of credence Clear Wactaf revival the Early after credence broke he was record ing country music closer to Hank Williams than most country artists were in those Yoakam warms to his Central the Ory about american popular White Honky Tonk and Black Are the parents of Rocka droll theres no reason Why Young people like country he its just that most of the country you hear on the radio is so most folks think country music must be corny Yoakam Success in los Angeles first to the recording of a 1983 Independent and then to his signing with Warner Hes beginning to look like the first of the new Breed of so called hard country performers who Are on the verge of mass tree dating service every thursday 5 to 10 Cavalier hotel Chevy dining room Regent at 59 0080870 Marigold restaurants 6 locations 245 King Chinatown 9444400 885 Henderson 6613135 487 marys 2331483 1041 me Muin s6073m 4742401 2m1 Pom Taue a masterful organist Organ concerts can of i r or Tut Samf again Carlo Curley in concert monday May 8 St Alphonsus Church Munro ave 1 Block it of Rwjr admission sunday snort 4 8 this weeks feature roast Baron of beef bar by Chicken sweedish meatballs scalloped potatoes plus k variety of saudi and desserts Airliner inn 1740 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