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Doug Beaumier


From:
Northampton, MA
Post Posted 5 Jun 2017 5:17 pm     Reply with quote

Bill, a Sleep Walk video is definitely on my "to do" list. It will be a while though. I do have an audio recording of the song ---> http://playsteelguitar.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Sleepwalk.mp3
And I have tab for it in my 25 Songs book.
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Miles Lang


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Rincon Beach, California, USA
Post Posted 5 Jun 2017 7:35 pm     Reply with quote

Beyond the Reef
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 2:03 am     Reply with quote

Doug Beaumier wrote:
Bill, a Sleep Walk video is definitely on my "to do" list. It will be a while though. I do have an audio recording of the song ---> http://playsteelguitar.com/wp-content/uploads/1_Sleepwalk.mp3
And I have tab for it in my 25 Songs book.


Thanks for the link. I have played along to it 6x this morning. No amp, I get up at 4 to get ready for work and no need to wake the wife. I find a little practice time starts my day off in a relaxed, positive direction. Funny, when I was a kid my parents had to tell me to practice my clarinet lessons. Now, it's my wife telling to put the Lap Steel down! Guess clarinet wasn't my thing! Whoa!
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Bill Terry


From:
Bastrop, TX
Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 4:09 am     Reply with quote

Mr. Sandman... for some reason I still haven't quite figured out. I just liked it on non-pedal.
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Stefan Robertson


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London, UK
Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 4:50 am     Reply with quote

Ground on down - Ben Harper
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Bill Sinclair


From:
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 4:53 am     Reply with quote

Another Elmore James slide tune - Rollin' and Tumblin'

Followed quickly by Sleepwalk - both in open E
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Mike Neer


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NJ
Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 5:16 am     Reply with quote

Something Sol Hoopii played, most likely.
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Ron Ellison


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D.C.
Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 5:33 am     Reply with quote

Sand
Arr. by Mr. A. Akaka
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Steffen Gunter


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Munich, Germany
Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 6:08 am     Reply with quote

Stormy Weather – pretty bad performance (OMG it's still on YT)
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Keith Glendinning


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 7:53 am     Reply with quote

Over the Rainbow on my home-made 8 String.
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Blake Hawkins


Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 5:09 pm     Reply with quote

Steel Guitar Rag.
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Jim Newberry


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Seattle, Upper Left America
Post Posted 6 Jun 2017 5:37 pm     Reply with quote

Probably either The Eunice Waltz or The Back Door in Cajun G tuning...
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James Phillips


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 7 Jun 2017 2:47 pm     Reply with quote

"Sleepwalk" for me as well.in C6.
I never tire of that song. Smile
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George Rout


From:
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 7 Jun 2017 6:24 pm     Reply with quote

Hello Joe Burke, I also had "You Are My Sunshine". Wonder if you had the Oahu TAB back in the 40's. I had only a thumb pick for that first tune also.
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Jack Gentle Jr


From:
Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 10:56 am     Reply with quote

Steel Guitar Rag in E tuning
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 9 Jun 2017 4:23 am     Reply with quote

Sneaking Into the Pyramids by the Honky Dreads.
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Jerry Berger


From:
Nampa, Idaho USA
Post Posted 9 Jun 2017 7:49 am     My First Steel Song Reply with quote

My first song was "I Wish I Was Single Again." Here is a pic of me, on the right, and my brother with our first lap steel guitars. (1955) Shocked

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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 9 Jun 2017 8:25 am     Reply with quote

Looks like a couple of happy little boogers! Very Happy
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Jerry Berger


From:
Nampa, Idaho USA
Post Posted 9 Jun 2017 9:06 am     Reply with quote

Actually Erv, We're a couple of happy little "Bergers." Our last name. Laughing

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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 9 Jun 2017 9:31 am     Reply with quote

Jerry,
You got me there! Laughing

BTW: Were those Oahu guitars?
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Jon Irsik


From:
Wichita, KS USA
Post Posted 10 Jun 2017 3:54 am     Reply with quote

Around 1974 or so my brother bought an old Supro lap steel, and when he would go to work I'd drag it out and try my hardest to learn Steel Guitar Rag. I thought that little steel was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.

He still has it after all these years and he let me borrow it - again. Spent the last few weeks trying to learn some Don Helms licks on it, it's still pretty cool.
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John Billings


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 1:16 am     Reply with quote

Don't Bogart That Joint. The next day I played it at a Be In in Milwaukee and the crowd went nutz!
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Bob Moore


From:
Canastota, New York
Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 4:54 am     Reply with quote

My first song was Santonio Rose on a home made steel I had that steel for a year before I had to return it. Got me started.
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Pete Hunt


From:
Massachusetts, USA
Post Posted 17 Jun 2017 12:02 pm     First song Reply with quote

Hawaiian Wedding Song - 1959, on my Roy Smeck Special that I bought with my paperboy money.
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Pete Hunt


From:
Massachusetts, USA
Post Posted 17 Jun 2017 12:51 pm     First song Reply with quote

Hawaiian Wedding Song - 1959, on my Roy Smeck Special that I bought with my paperboy money.
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