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Bill R. Baker


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Clinton, MS USA
Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 6:51 am     Reply with quote

I have just subscribed to Direct TV and saw the Porter Wagoner show. Somebody tell me about his lead guitar player - really fantastic player. I think his last hame is Osborne.
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Jack Harper


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Mississippi, USA
Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 10:59 am     Reply with quote

and then.....a lot of lead players came thru porter's show. i have not seen the rfd re-runs but i remember seeing a young charlie daniels on for a coupl'a weeks and even johnny winters one time.
not as special guest but as wagon masters......

country.........

bill .....you missed some good steel playin' in yazoo city last nite!
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Alvin Blaine


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Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 1:07 pm     Reply with quote

For 11 years of the show('62-'73) the "lead guitar" and "electric banjo" was played by Buck Trent.
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Bill Hatcher


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Atlanta Ga. USA
Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 1:10 pm     Reply with quote

BUCK TRENT!!! Yes! Guitar or the elec banjo..Bad cat!

Pretty Ms. Norma Jean...hot!

Dolly.....Hottest. Porter wasn't dumb.
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Alvin Blaine


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Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 1:14 pm     Reply with quote

Buck did play quite a bit of guitar on the show, but for me the cool part was when he play his elec banjo with the benders and tuners.
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Jeff Evans


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Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 2:44 pm     Reply with quote

Alvin Blaine wrote:
. . . "lead guitar" and "electric banjo" . . .

Why are they so-called lead guitar and so-called banjo?
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Bill Hatcher


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Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 3:42 pm     Reply with quote

Jeff Evans wrote:
Alvin Blaine wrote:
. . . "lead guitar" and "electric banjo" . . .

Why are they so-called lead guitar and so-called banjo?


In reference to Buck, he played all the solos and intros, so in doing that, amongst the other guitar players on the show who played rhythm, Buck played lead...

The electric banjo was totally cool. He could sound like an electric guitar player if he wanted to on it or play banjoistic things also. He really was a great player on that show.
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Blake Hawkins


Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 3:45 pm     Reply with quote

Bill..The guitar player is Bruce Osborne. I believe
he replaced Buck Trent on the later shows.
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Scott Shipley


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Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 3:53 pm     Reply with quote

George McCormick was the rhythm guitar player.
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Cal Sharp


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Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 4:38 pm     Reply with quote

You're thinking of Bruce Osbon. When I was with Jimmie Dickens his cousin, Mark, was the guitar player.
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Bill R. Baker


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Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 5:18 pm     Bruce Osbon Reply with quote

I know this is not Buck Trent. I would have recognized him since I have seen him and talked with him in Branson. Bruce Osbon must be correct. Does anyone know what happened to him?
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Alvin Blaine


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Post Posted 14 Mar 2010 5:39 pm     Reply with quote

Jeff Evans wrote:
Alvin Blaine wrote:
. . . "lead guitar" and "electric banjo" . . .

Why are they so-called lead guitar and so-called banjo?


"Why Not"?
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Jerry Hayes


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Post Posted 15 Mar 2010 12:39 pm     Reply with quote

I remember at the time Buck Trent was leaving Porter's band I was living in southern California and was really into Buck's stuff. I had a Gibson 335 style and also a Mosrite guitar both with Bigsby Palm Pedals and Keith/Scruggs banjo D-tuners! I wrote Porter a letter and sent it to him in care of the Grand Ole Opry telling him that I could do Buck's stuff and I'd be interested in the job if it became available. I never heard anything back from him so I guess he wasn't interested. Oh well, there were hotter women in SoCal anyway and the weather was much nicer!....JH in Va.
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