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Gary Hoetker


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California, USA
Post Posted 6 Dec 2016 1:14 pm     Reply with quote

Hadn't heard these before. Hope u like them. I find it amazing that some of the best and real country music was on the small labels. He's still going strong down Texas way. Anyone guess who the steeler is on these two songs?


"Big Lonely World"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19QGubV6P2I


"It's Alright"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSImkTBK8sQ
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 8 Dec 2016 4:09 pm     Reply with quote

Hard to tell who the steeler might be. The tone reminds me a lot of Ralph Mooney, but the slightly more inconsistent volume pedal work could also indicate a young Dicky Overbey.

By the way, Tony's first single (and album) were recorded in 1967 under the name "Johnny Booth". Winking
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Graham


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Marmora, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 9 Dec 2016 2:38 am     Reply with quote


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Roy McKinney


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Post Posted 9 Dec 2016 3:50 am     Reply with quote

WAG, but I would think Jay Dee!
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Graham


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Post Posted 10 Dec 2016 4:59 am     Reply with quote

While there are no musician credits given on the lp, I believe I read at one time somewhere that Ralph Mooney was the steel player on this album. Quite possible as it was recorded at Universal City Records.

After he signed with Capitol Records, Jay Dee or Jerry Brightman were featured on the albums he released on that label.
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Gary Hoetker


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California, USA
Post Posted 10 Dec 2016 4:30 pm     Don't hear the Mooney sound on those two .. but it could be, Reply with quote

I have e-mailed Tony to ask him that question and waiting for a reply.
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 4 Jan 2017 7:29 am     Reply with quote

The Tony (Johnny) Booth album that Graham pictured is one of the old ones I happen to have. Mooney is all over it, and a couple of the cuts have such a thin, trebly sound that it sounds almost like Moon's guitar has an open pickup...they're almost painful to listen to. But back then, treble was the order of the day for the "Bakersfield Sound", and no one did that sound like ol' Moon! Cool
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