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Cliff Waterman


Post Posted 11 Oct 2009 7:51 pm     Reply with quote

I'm looking for a copy of and instrumental album from the late 60's or early 70's of Bill Andersons Po Folks Band. I can't for the life of me remember the name of the album. Sonny Garish on steel, and I'm not sure of the guitar player, perhaps Greg Gailbrath. Anyway, I would love to have a copy of this if anyone still has it on vinyl. Thanks in advance, Cliff
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Jerry Erickson


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Atlanta,IL 61723
Post Posted 11 Oct 2009 8:32 pm     Reply with quote

It's the Po Boys Band. Smile
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David Nugent


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Gum Spring, Va.
Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 2:47 am     name Reply with quote

I believe it is "Po'Folks Band". Bill Anderson named the group after one of his early hits with the same title.
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Donny Hinson


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Balto., Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 2:54 am     Reply with quote

No, it the "Po' Boys Band". The album that they made in 1966 was "Bill Anderson Presents The Po' Boys"
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Bill Ford


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Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 3:35 am     Reply with quote

Hey Donny, Right again.Super good picking on this one...Bill

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Ken Byng


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Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 4:02 am     Reply with quote

I saw the Po'Boys in 1972/3 in London, UK. Three of the band names that spring to mind were Sonny Garrish (pedal steel) Wayne Gray (lead guitar) and Jimmy Gately (fiddle).
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Cliff Waterman


Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 5:19 am     Po Folks Band Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the response. That is the album, I distinctly remember the picture. Now, does anyone have a copy and the capability to get it to CD? I would love to have a copy of this, just can't find it anywhere. Again, thanks for all your help.
Cliff
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Sonny Priddy


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Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 7:10 am     Record Reply with quote

Cliff Try Lawrence records In Nashville Down On Broadway. SONNY.
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Donny Hinson


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Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 7:59 am     Reply with quote

Still easily available in the LP format (for $15-$20), "That Casual Country Feeling" was their second album, and was released in 1971 (you can tell by all the hair Laughing )

The same economic distress a lot of people are feeling now was first experienced by dust-bowl farmers in the '30s, and by barbers in the late '60s and early '70s.

Laughing
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Herb Steiner


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Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 11:09 am     Reply with quote

I think the lead guitarist on the first couple Po' Boys albums was Jim Lance. But the memories grow dim...
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Graham


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Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 12:33 pm     Reply with quote

Casual Country Feeling was the bands 3rd lp, the 2nd lp was entitled The Po' Boys - Pick Again, and was released in 1967 and their final lp was entitled The Rich Sounds of Bill Anderson's Po' Boys, released in 1973.

Herb: Memory isn't that bad yet!. Jim Lance was their guitar player on the first 2 lp's - Bill Anderson Presents(1966) and Pick Again(1967).
Steve Chapman was the bands guitar player on the 3rd lp - Casual Country Feeling(1971) and Greg Galbtaith on The Rich Sounds(1973)

Weldon Myrick was their steel player on the first lp and Sonny Garrish on the last three.





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David Nugent


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Post Posted 12 Oct 2009 2:33 pm     Reply with quote

My apologies, as usual Donny you are correct. A few years ago however I remember Bill Anderson introducing the band on the Opry as the "Po' Folks Band", possibly because at the time he featured Donna Hammett on steel and the term "Boy" was certainly not applicable.
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frank rogers


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Post Posted 13 Oct 2009 9:28 am     Reply with quote

Actually, the band was called "po folks" by at least '78 or '79. I remember doing a few shows with them while with D&S during that time period. Jack Smith was playing steel with them at that point.
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 14 Oct 2009 7:21 am     Reply with quote

Going by the album photos, it's interesting how the swing from uniforms to casual outfits progressed as time marched on ....
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Bill Ford


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Post Posted 15 Oct 2009 5:05 am     Reply with quote

Barry Blackwood wrote:
Going by the album photos, it's interesting how the swing from uniforms to casual outfits progressed as time marched on ....


I still like the "everybody dress alike" look. It doesn't have to be a Nudie/sequins suit, just everyone looking neat. Grunge just don't get it!!!!!!

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Theresa Galbraith


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Goodlettsville,Tn. USA
Post Posted 15 Oct 2009 5:32 am     Reply with quote

I like the "Rebel"! Smile
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 15 Oct 2009 5:45 am     Reply with quote

Quote:
I like the "Rebel"!

yeah, and .....
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Gregg Galbraith


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Goodlettsville,Tn.,USA
Post Posted 16 Oct 2009 5:27 am     Reply with quote

Barry,
Those were our personal clothes on the album cover.....you can almost smell the double-knit! At the time we still wore uniforms on stage, some of them with rhinestones. Bill also insisted that we wear suits and ties anytime we had to fly to a date, which was kind of a drag the time we went to Holland for a one-nighter.
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Cliff Waterman


Post Posted 16 Oct 2009 5:51 am     Po Folks Band Reply with quote

Sorry to respond so late, but I've been offline for a few days. Thanks everyone for your response and help. I will see if I can run this down.
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 16 Oct 2009 2:23 pm     Reply with quote

Quote:
Barry,
Those were our personal clothes on the album cover.....

I'm surprised Whisperin' Bill let you get away with that. Winking
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Stephen Gregory


Post Posted 19 Oct 2009 7:03 am     Reply with quote

"That Casual Country Feeling" One of my faves.
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