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Mitch Adelman


From:
Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 30 Jan 2011 8:50 am     Reply with quote

John was a unique American artist, one of a kind. I remember being at a fiddlers contest in West Virginia a few years before he passed. John just showed up in his bus and entered the contest, not to win but just be with the people. He did all kind of crazy stuff so he wouldn't win then hung out all night and picked with us. One of the coolest and talented and funniest guys I ever met!Thanks for bringing his memory back up!
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Ernie Renn


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Brainerd, Minnesota USA
Post Posted 31 Jan 2011 12:29 am     Reply with quote

Cool, Mike! Thanks!

(Smile, Dan! You're finally off the hook...) Laughing
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Dan Tyack


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Olympia, WA USA
Post Posted 31 Jan 2011 2:41 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks to Mike for that (not the first time his music notational skills has saved me a ton of work).
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Russ Hicks


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Pegram, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 31 Jan 2011 7:27 pm     Reply with quote

One of my favorite Big E solos of all time....I never had the hands or the head to play it, but my friend and fellow musician Nils Tuxen from Germany knew how much I loved it and tabbed it out for me.
God bless Buddy Emmons and Nils Tuxen...they both lay gentle on my mind.
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Dan Tyack


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Olympia, WA USA
Post Posted 31 Jan 2011 8:03 pm     Reply with quote

I hear you Russ.

This was the first significant thing I ever learned on C6th, and I don't think I could have picked a better solo. It did take me about 3 months at 2-5 hours a day to really get it fluent.

The joys of being a socially awkward early 20-something with way to much time on my hands.
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W Franco


From:
silverdale,WA. USA
Post Posted 31 Jan 2011 9:21 pm     Wpw Reply with quote

That really is an incredible solo. Thanks Dan for putting that up.
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Olaf van Roggen


From:
The Netherlands
Post Posted 30 Sep 2017 12:22 am     Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbZHIoaapmE
...I heard it in a restaurant, I like it!
I believe there's a instrumental pedal steel version that i don't remember who played it.

...found it, Zane Beck on the "plays the new ZB student model "album.
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Mike Neer


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NJ
Post Posted 30 Sep 2017 8:45 am     Reply with quote

Here's a link to the transcription. Sorry, my old links no longer lead to it. Follow this one:

http://www.lapsteelin.com/2011/01/27/buddy-emmons-gentle-on-my-mind-solo-transcription/
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J R Rose


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Keota, Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 30 Sep 2017 1:55 pm     Reply with quote

WOW, What some great music and what a great solo by Buddy. Glad this was revived. One of my favorite songs. J.R.
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 30 Sep 2017 3:32 pm     Reply with quote

Mike Neer wrote:
Here's a link to the transcription...

Awesome. Is Tall Tall Trees next?
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Damir Besic


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Nashville,TN.
Post Posted 30 Sep 2017 5:21 pm     Reply with quote

I met John Hartford once at the Station Inn in Nashville, and he wasn't the most friendly person to talk to, I never cared much for his music, but after that night I cared even less....
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scott murray


From:
Asheville, NC
Post Posted 30 Sep 2017 5:46 pm     Reply with quote

I missed this the first time around. very impressive, Mike! have you recorded yourself playing it?


Curly Chalker also covered the song on his Counterpoint album, and Phil Baugh did an instrumental version too.
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Frank Freniere


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Chicago, IL
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 10:10 am     Reply with quote

Jack Hanson wrote:
Mike Neer wrote:
Here's a link to the transcription...

Awesome. Is Tall Tall Trees next?


In the meantime there's this: http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=191850&highlight=tall+trees
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