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Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)

Janie 29 Jul 15 - 09:48 PM
Janie 29 Jul 15 - 10:13 PM
michaelr 29 Jul 15 - 10:14 PM
GUEST,Stim 29 Jul 15 - 10:32 PM
Janie 29 Jul 15 - 11:01 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 29 Jul 15 - 11:22 PM
GUEST,gillymorg4 30 Jul 15 - 07:48 AM
PHJim 30 Jul 15 - 09:26 AM
Janie 30 Jul 15 - 07:19 PM
pdq 30 Jul 15 - 08:48 PM
Sean Belt 31 Jul 15 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Mark Ross 31 Jul 15 - 12:41 PM
PHJim 31 Jul 15 - 02:05 PM
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Subject: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 09:48 PM

Sad news. Another great musician has joined the angel band.

http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/legendary-steel-guitarist-buddy-emmons-has-died


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 10:13 PM

Sorry. Trying again. http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/legendary-steel-guitarist-buddy-emmons-has-died

From the Spanish language site dirtyrock.info, this partial list of some of the musicians he recorded with: "Buddy Emmons is perhaps the most admired musician pedal steel, its versatility came to the Be-Bop in Jazz, Folk and Rock as part of the Texas Troubadours of Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadours, Ray Price & the Cherokee Cowboys, George Jones Melba Montgomery and Roger Miller, and recording to Gram Parsons , Ray Charles , The Everly Brothers , Willie Nelson , The Carpenters, Bob Wills, Nancy Sinatra, John Sebastian, Henry Mancini, Danny Gatton, Ray Price, Mel Tillis, Donna Fargo, Duane Eddy and Charlie Walker, John Hartford, George Strait or Gene Watson and Ricky Skaggs and others."


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: michaelr
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 10:14 PM

One of the greats in American music. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 10:32 PM

Not only one of the foremost steel guitarists, he re-invented the instrument. Saw live once, with the Everly Brothers, but he played on lot of my favorite records,like this one.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 11:01 PM

Thanks for that one, Stim.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 29 Jul 15 - 11:22 PM

Yes, definitely one of the greats. Did a very fine jazz album, too, with Lenny Breau, called Minors Aloud.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: GUEST,gillymorg4
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 07:48 AM

Yep, an incredible musician has passed. I still have his mind-blowing Redneck Jazz with Danny Gatton on red vinyl and Someday Soon is still one of the best recordings I've heard. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: PHJim
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 09:26 AM

I have dug out the Minors Allowed album that Buddy and Lenny Breau made and am listening to it right nw. Next will be some John Hartford albums featuring Buddy's steel playing.

Wiki says Buddy passed on the 22nd. Other sources give the evening of the 28th and the morning of the 29th. No sources I have found give cause of death.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: Janie
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 07:19 PM

The Wiki article has been corrected to read 7/29/15. A few articles still say 7/28, but most articles coming out today say he died yesterday, 7/29/15. Still nothing about cause of death.

NPR's All Things Considered covered this sad news today. Fairly brief but nice interviews and samples of some of his playing.

http://www.npr.org/2015/07/30/427800540/buddy-emmons-the-pedal-steel-guitarist-who-taught-everybody-to-play


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: pdq
Date: 30 Jul 15 - 08:48 PM

Buddy Emmons was happy to work with Jazz, Folk and Rock acts when they came to record in Nashville.

He is the steel player on Judy Collins' "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" album including "Someday Soon".

He did about half of "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" with the Byrds, and was on albums by Paul Siebel, Steve Young, Joan Baez and (pretty sure) Bob Dylan.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: Sean Belt
Date: 31 Jul 15 - 11:26 AM

Very sorry to hear this. Years ago, I ran into Mr. Emmons in a hotel bar at the Steel Guitar Festival here in St. Louis. He was a nice guy and very friendly. A great musician as well.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: GUEST,Mark Ross
Date: 31 Jul 15 - 12:41 PM

Weldon Myrick played steel on Paul Siebel's first album WOODSMOKE AND ORANGES.

Mark Ross
(on the road in KC MO)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Buddy Emmons (steel guitar great)
From: PHJim
Date: 31 Jul 15 - 02:05 PM

I own two (the only two??) Paul Siebel albums. Jack Knife Gypsy, his second album has some stellar back-up musicians including Buddy:
Paul Siebel - guitar, vocals
Clarence White - guitar
Robert Warford - guitar
Buddy Emmons - steel guitar
David Grisman - mandolin
Jim Buchanan - violin, viola
Doug Kershaw - fiddle
Billy Wolfe - bass
Bernie Leadon - guitar
Gary White - bass
Ralph Shuckett - organ, piano
Russ Kunkel - drums


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