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Mitch Drumm


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Post Posted 13 May 2017 9:10 am     Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqLMHG8lb3o&feature=youtu.be

His only recording on steel as far as I know. This is among his earliest recordings of any type.

Apparently, he was a big fan of the Hayride's Sonny Trammell.

Here's a pic from the link of James with this band, age 16, possibly just turned 17.

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David Matzenik


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Post Posted 13 May 2017 2:23 pm     Reply with quote

Love that raw tone! Very Happy
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Chris Templeton


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Post Posted 13 May 2017 4:01 pm     Reply with quote

Mitch, Thank you for unearthing that gem!
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Larry Lenhart


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Post Posted 13 May 2017 4:10 pm     Reply with quote

I had no idea James ..very cool...thanks for posting that !
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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 16 May 2017 5:18 am     Reply with quote

I have an album from John Wakely called Please Don't Hurt Me Anymore (Decca- DL 75139), where JB is all over the place with his guitar.
There's some rudimentary steel playing too, and it doesn't sound like Ralpph Moony at all. I was always thinking that it was JB doing it to ad some colour.
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Herb Steiner


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Post Posted 18 May 2017 11:23 am     Reply with quote

Burton on steel
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 19 May 2017 8:10 am     Reply with quote

A Rickenbacker pedal steel, now that's a rare ax. Whoa!
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Jim Pitman


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Post Posted 25 May 2017 9:40 am     Reply with quote

James also did alot of session work playing fingered round neck dobro. Lisyen to Loretta's you aint women enough to be my man for an example.
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Fred Treece


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Post Posted 26 May 2017 8:13 am     Reply with quote

That's James Burton playing dobro on John Denver's "Thank God I'm A Country Boy". JD's tour band was basically the Emmylou Harris Hot Band.
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