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John Poston


From:
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Post Posted 12 Feb 2009 4:50 pm     Reply with quote

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-molly-bee11-2009feb11,0,7175717.story

http://hillbilly-music.com/artists/story/index.php?id=13191
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David Wright


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Pilot Point ,Tx USA.
Post Posted 12 Feb 2009 7:33 pm     Reply with quote

Sad news, I worked with her in the mid 70's..
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Jody Sanders


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Magnolia,Texas, R.I.P.
Post Posted 12 Feb 2009 8:13 pm     Reply with quote

Sad news indeed. Molly Bee was a great entertainer. Jody.
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Buck Grantham


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Denham Springs, LA. USA
Post Posted 13 Feb 2009 5:17 am     Molly Bee Reply with quote

I met her in California at the Cliffie Stone Jamboree , I was with Lefty Frizzell in 1954 . Molly was a very pretty girl about eleven or twelve years old and had a great big voice. Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant were in the staff band and Tenn Ernie was a regular on the show.
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Tommy Young


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Ethelsville Alabama
Post Posted 13 Feb 2009 12:07 pm     Reply with quote

MY CONDOLENCES TO THIS FAMILY AND THEIR FRIENDS, ANOTHER GOOD ONE HAS GONE SO MANY SO SOON THIS HAS GOT TO STOP,
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Terry Wood


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Marshfield, MO
Post Posted 18 Feb 2009 8:35 am     Reply with quote

Prayers for her family. I knew that Speedy West recorded with her.

Terry Wood
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Peter Freiberger


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California, USA
Post Posted 6 Mar 2009 8:32 am     Reply with quote

Here's a lip-synch video of her with Red Rhodes. Anyone know who the other guys are?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjYcYrfxIHs&feature=channel_page

And a montage set to "Right Or Left At Oak Street", with Jay Dee, with the great tone he got playing a P/P and Standel amp in 1974.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OuXAzPYvFI
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Jim Bob Sedgwick


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Clinton, Missouri USA
Post Posted 6 Mar 2009 8:39 am     Reply with quote

Johnny Davis on guitar. Not sure of the bass and drummer. Jerry Hayes?
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Fred Jack


From:
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Post Posted 6 Mar 2009 9:05 am     musician Reply with quote

Bass player on H.B.USA is Don Holiman.
Of course ole Ferlin Huskey doin the emcee. Or was it Simon actin like Ferlin?
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Russ Wever


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Kansas City
Post Posted 6 Mar 2009 11:49 pm     Reply with quote

Quote:
Johnny Davis on guitar.
Not sure of the bass and
drummer. Jerry Hayes?


Isn't it Biff Adams
behind the drums?
~Russ
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David Wright


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Pilot Point ,Tx USA.
Post Posted 7 Mar 2009 3:20 am     Reply with quote

I'm with you Russ, Looks like Biff to me to..
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Rob Parker


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Paducah, Kentucky, R.I.P.
Post Posted 7 Mar 2009 7:13 pm     Reply with quote

It is sad to hear of Molly Bee's passing.
I was in California when she was making a name for herself , and got to meet her several times..She did lots of shows at Cliffes Stones Hometown Jamboree in El Monte, with Speedy and Jimmy, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Ferlin Husky, Smokey Rogers, and others.
I was there when they had an 'official hair-cutting' ceremony. She had loooonnnngggg pigtails, and they snipped off quite a bit of it.It was on the local TV in San Diego..
I last saw her in Norfolk,Virginia, at the Oceana Naval Air Station, while I was in training there.I went over to the CPO Club to see who was playing that week-end. I was told it was some girl from California..Molly Bee.
So I waited awhile for her to come in to rehearse, and had the opportunity to visit with her, and talk about the music scene in California.
So sad..all the artists listed above ,except Mr Ferlin, have gone on...
Buck.I may have seen you at Cliffes,with Lefty..Don't remember , but I saw Lefty there two or three times.
May Miss Molly rest in eternal peace..Thank you for the visiting, and for your music.
RP...'come on in'...
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Jim Bob Sedgwick


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Clinton, Missouri USA
Post Posted 7 Mar 2009 8:22 pm     Reply with quote

Russ, I think you are right. That is Biff, probably before he went to work with Merle Haggard.
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Jason Odd


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Stawell, Victoria, Australia
Post Posted 9 Mar 2009 3:57 pm     Reply with quote

That clip of Red Rhodes & the Detours (trimed version for the gig) and Molly Bee was filmed in 1966, the film it's from, came out in 1967.

As noted, Johnny Davis on guitar, Red on steel, Don Holiman on bass and Biff on drums.
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Tracy Sheehan


From:
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Post Posted 16 Apr 2009 7:18 pm     Mo;;y Bee Reply with quote

Sorry about MB.I was nort aware of it until i just now read the post.I recall meeting her in Pasadena in 1952 i believe it was.
I was never sure about it being in Pasadena until now.I was very young my self,young and new to Ca.
I do not remember what my self and some other musicians were doing there.The thing i remember most is the big friendly smile Speedy West had,and he was very friendly.I do not recall Jimmy Bryant or any of the others who were there.
I was playing fiddle some where in No.Hollywood some tine later and Jimmy Bryant came and set in with us.He played my fiddle some and he was great on that also.
I played simple rhtyhm on his guitar while he played my fiddle.
This great forum has brought back some wonderful memories over the years.Tracy
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 16 Apr 2009 8:32 pm     Reply with quote

I'll admit that I'd never heard of her, but I sure did enjoy listening to that clip, even if it was lip-synched. What a nice, sultry voice! Yeaah!
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Jason Odd


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Stawell, Victoria, Australia
Post Posted 17 Apr 2009 12:17 am     Reply with quote

I don't think they were total lip synch efforts, the music on each track is different to the studio versions of the day, plus that footage is slightly out of synch, which is not uncommon when clips are added to youtube.
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Fred Burkett


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Kingman, Arizona, USA
Post Posted 21 Apr 2009 1:23 pm     Reply with quote

Ya know, I remember very well watching Molly every Saturday night on "Town Hall Party." She was maybe 10 years of age, and always wore that little dress with the hearts all over it. Meryle Travis, Joe Maphis, and "Pig" on piano, just to name a few. Oh, and the Collins kids. I watched the U-Tube video and thought it was really good. I had almost forgot what a good country band looks like. My God,,, can you imagine; Not a t-shirt in sight, no pants with holes in them, no long hair... Where has country gone? It was also good to see Red again, in my twenties when I was actually entertaining, I would go to the "Palomino" club every Saturday night, for a while there. It was easy because I lived in Burbank.

There's a lot of rememberance going on right now, and like most of you, I could probably go on forever. My days with Eddie Dean, Johnny Bond, Freddie Hart, and so on and so forth.

I'll just say; That while they were here we all so enjoyed their music and talent. God bless them all. As far as I know Freddie Hart is still living.

God Bless Molly Bee, and her entire family. May she rest in peace knowing all who loved her, will miss her very much.
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John Hopkin


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Katy, TX
Post Posted 24 Apr 2009 10:05 am     Reply with quote

am i the only one that remembers rushing home from grade school to catch molly bee on the pinky lee show??
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Rich Peterson


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Moorhead, MN
Post Posted 31 May 2009 9:37 am     Reply with quote

John Hopkin wrote:
am i the only one that remembers rushing home from grade school to catch molly bee on the pinky lee show??


Nope. Me too. Boy, that stirs up memories.
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John P. Phillips


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Folkston, Ga. U.S.A., R.I.P.
Post Posted 31 May 2009 10:03 am     Reply with quote

Yup, me too ! don't it make you remember being that young ? was a long time back !
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