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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 21 Oct 2017 5:36 pm     Reply with quote

I posted this a while ago, but I'm posting again because I played a four hour gig and got back home turned on my transistor radio, and "Houston" was on.
My hat's off to you who enjoyed hearing Buddy at Scotty's.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpCpIh3LdDk



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Bill Terry


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Bastrop, TX
Post Posted 22 Oct 2017 8:37 am     Reply with quote

Always like that one, and it was one of the first times I heard somebody sound so 'C6-ish' on the E neck. But it's not just the notes, it's the phrasing and technique as well.

For those interested it's here:
http://www.buddyemmons.com/Houston.htm
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 22 Oct 2017 8:53 am     Reply with quote

I could have sworn it was C6. You get so much information here, thanks Bill!
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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 22 Oct 2017 9:47 am     Reply with quote

Buddy's version of "Oklahoma Stop" in his "Expedition E9" course is super for C6th on E9th. Jim Palenscar might have a few copies at Steel Guitars Of The North Country.
I did find that liked playing C6 voicings on the C6th neck rather than the E9 because I prefer the tone of the thicker strings better.
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Frank Freniere


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Chicago, IL
Post Posted 22 Oct 2017 12:29 pm     Reply with quote

The Gatlins' "The Lady Takes The Cowboy Every Time" has a vibe similar to "Houston:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZ4qRon-dQ
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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 22 Oct 2017 1:56 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Frank, I forgot about that one. A great tempo especially for dancing. Slightly slower than "Houston".
When did that classic three or four note harmonic, then slide up 12 frets, first appear and by who?
Buddy sure plays it like he owns it.
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Dan Behringer


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Illinois
Post Posted 25 Oct 2017 4:45 am     Reply with quote

For many years I had wondered how they got the steel on “Houston” to sound as smooth as Buddy Emmons. It all makes sense now. LOL!
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