"Dixie" by the Norman Luboff Choir

Rusk County Avengers

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Its different than usual.

I think now is a good to ask a question:

Is it criminal that I really don't like Dixie?

I'm Southern, pro-Southern, but I really just care for it. Bonnie Blue Flag, the Confederate rendition of Battle Hymn of the Republic and other like the original rendition of Oh Susanna I like. Dixie? It just don't do nothing for me.
 

Henry G

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Ooh. That is an unusual arrangement.
I grew up on the LP of that choir's cowboy songs, so I had to listen to this.
It's so homesick, it's almost a lament...
That album of cowboy songs, Songs of the West, was some of the first music I ever listened to ( along with Elvis ).
 

Quiet1

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Is it criminal that I really don't like Dixie?

I'm Southern, pro-Southern, but I really just care for it. Bonnie Blue Flag, the Confederate rendition of Battle Hymn of the Republic and other like the original rendition of Oh Susanna I like. Dixie? It just don't do nothing for me.
If it's criminal, you can lock me up, too.
I don't usually like "Dixie" either, and I much prefer the other songs mentioned, but being born in the Nawth, I can at least plead "being of unsound mind" (pun unintended, but there you are).

Despite its important historical links, I somehow find "Dixie"... I don't know...shallow? Childish? Just plain over-performed?
Maybe this is because I always associate it with sappy 30s-40s-50s movie portrayals of Confederates, where it is used as a cheap shortcut device for portraying Southern-ness.

Whatever the reason, I found this version surprisingly not-bad -- probably because it's different. You don't usually hear "Dixie" a capella even when it is played slowly, and, as I mentioned before, I kinda am disposed to like that choir.
 

Rusk County Avengers

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If it's criminal, you can lock me up, too.
I don't usually like "Dixie" either, and I much prefer the other songs mentioned, but being born in the Nawth, I can at least plead "being of unsound mind" (pun unintended, but there you are).

Despite its important historical links, I somehow find "Dixie"... I don't know...shallow? Childish? Just plain over-performed?
Maybe this is because I always associate it with sappy 30s-40s-50s movie portrayals of Confederates, where it is used as a cheap shortcut device for portraying Southern-ness.

Whatever the reason, I found this version surprisingly not-bad -- probably because it's different. You don't usually hear "Dixie" a capella even when it is played slowly, and, as I mentioned before, I kinda am disposed to like that choir.

When people get on to me for not liking Dixie, I absolutely LOVE to point out it was written by a Yankee.

This version is different, lot less rousing and more elegant, but it still don't do much for me.
 
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