MP3 The Cutlers of Cornwall - Cutler Country
A compendium of Country favourites and new compositions from Cornwall''s Premier Scrumpy and Western Band
16 MP3 Songs in this album (49:35) !
Related styles: Country: Traditional Country, Country: Western, Mood: Fun
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The Cutlers were born as a Scrumpy and Western band, and revel in the music of Cornwall and the west country, Scrumpy and Western is a hybrid between Folk and Country, and as a band we love to experiment within these genre''s. We were so surprised when our song Sea of Cowpats was well received, not only in the West Country, but it has been played throughout Britain and we now have fans in Holland, Germany, Australia America and Canada, indeed our music seems to cheer people up around the world.
With scrump music, the themes tend to be, Problems with drink i.e. can''t get enough scrumpy, "The Elixir of kings", Problems with Women, when you drink scrumpy all women look beautiful, it is only the next day as the scrump subsides that you realise that, although most women are very beautiful, the one you ended up with was the exception to the rule, in scrumpy, we always get in trouble, which normally end up with her father pointing a shot gun, and marching you to the alter. other scrump themes include Cow dung, various animals and the joys of spring.
This is not to far from Country and Western, this genre also has trouble with women, and the women equally have problems with men, drink plays its part, ( normally whiskey in place of scrump) indeed the track "Life gets Tedious" which is featured on our latest CD Cutler Country seems to cover most of what country is or was about.
Modern day country is fine, but being an "Ole Country Boy", I have tended to stick with many of the old songs and styles. and our Song "Ole Country Boy" seems to sum that up.
Country music is suitable for the whole family, and the love of it is often passed down through the generations, Pappy taught Father, Father taught me, and I taught my children. and my grand children are now great fans of Country, but they are a bit young for whiskey yet, so we restrict them to a sip of scrump everyday. just to build up a resistance for later life.
Now then.... onto the CD, Cotton-fields is sung by Dave with me doing the harmonies, it was a bit difficult singing three parts at once, I had to take an extra sip of scrump to give me strength. into Cotton-fields, we weaved Swanee River and Camp-town races with a slight hint of Dixie
I was brought up on a diet of Jim Reeves, and still remember the shock that reverberated around the house on the day the radio said that he had died in a plane crash. I will never be able to do justice to this great man, but we added Welcome to my World, I Love You Because, Yonder comes a sucker and I Won''t Forget You,
Ireland has had a huge influence in Country music, and deserves a lot more credit than it currently gets. Much of the music created in Nashville today is factory mass production. In Ireland I believe country has remained imaginative and pure, Broken Marriage Vows Counters the lyrics of a man that has been hurt with a jolly ding a ling beat is an old favourite of mine, and the lament gentle Mother is our tribute to Big Tom who with his band "The Mainliners" helped spread the word that Irish music is alive and kicking back in the 60s and 70s.
If you asked me to name three singers that I had a lot of respect for (apart from gentleman Jim), they would be Roy Orbison, Mario Lanza, and the one and only Slim Whitman, Slim is so natural, and beautiful notes slide from his vocal chords and dissolve gently in the ear. again I will never do justice to his music, but added It''s a Sin to Tell A Lie as my tribute.
Mexican Morn was written by Dave and Myself by accident, it just seemed to happen, and when we played it back, we decided that lyrics would add little to the song, When I listen I picture a cowboy sitting on his horse who walks slowly in the hot sun as it slowly rises above the horizon, with tumbleweed blowing around the cacti, suddenly a crazy Mexican appears on a rock and lets rip on his trumpet. towards the end of the song, the trumpet reaches fever pitch then dies away as the cowboy rides on into the new day.
I enjoyed writing Condolissa, as a child I loved Spaghetti Westerns, and this tale of two friends having a gunfight for a beautiful Mexican girl, brought these films back to me, you can hear a bit of influence from The Good bad and the Ugly woven into the music box.
as for Gypsy Woman, Hello Mary Lou and Crystal Chandeliers. these are good standard evergreens, we love these songs, and they just had to take their place amongst the rest of this collection.
We hope you enjoy our music, and thank UKcountry radio for giving us a showcase. have a happy birthday guys and gals, please buy multiple copies, we have just had the new apple harvest, and need to restock the scrump!
Cutler Country, This years must have!