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chet w Lyr Req: Lucille (from Kenny Rogers) (14) RE: Searching for song: Leave me Lucille? 21 Mar 98


Kenny Rogers, for God's sake? Who has done more damage, over the last 25 years, to the artistic image of country (I won't use the term "rural acoustic") music than Kenny Rogers? He is best thought of as a comedy act. Only an opinion.

I have written a Kenny Rogers song that I use when people request something by him. It is inherently ridiculous and rarely does anyone doubt that it's his.

Maybe I'm too sensitive on this, but if you've tried to present country music (from some contemporaries like Nancy Griffith, for example, back to too old to tell) with thoughtful integrity long enough, you get awfully tired of requests for Kenny Rogers and Jimmy Buffett (I wrote one for him, too, called "Coconuts for Brains". Even the dedicated Parrotheads rarely blink an eye).

Venting frustration, Chet W.


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