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Joe Goldmark

San Francisco, CA 94131
Post Posted 17 May 2011 8:27 pm     Reply with quote

Steeler: Tom Brumley
Tune: We Never Killed Each Other (But Didn't We Try?)
Artist: Dallas Wayne
CD: Big Thinkin'
Year: 2000

Here's a few interesting Tom Brumley tunes that you might not be familiar with. The first one is with Dallas Wayne, whom I had the pleasure of playing with when he lived out here for a couple of years. You can hear him DJing on Sirius FM these days. This is the the later Brumley sound, and he was probably playing his Anapeg guitar. The tone is mellower and his playing more evolved than when he was with Buck.

Tune: Hello Mary Lou
Artist: Rick Nelson
CD: In Concert - The Troubadour, 1969
Year: 1969, recently issued with three shows. The original LP was called "In Concert" and had one show.

This is an outtake of Hello Marylou.

Tune: Just Like A Woman
Artist: Rick Nelson
Album: Rudy The 5th Decca DL 75297
Year: 1971

On "Just Like A Woman" The intro says it all, and then they bury him in the mix. But I love it, and it's a great tune for steel.


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Jeff Bradshaw

Leslieville, Alberta - Canada
Post Posted 17 May 2011 9:58 pm     Reply with quote

Tom's work with Ricky Nelson was absolutely superb!!
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Joachim Kettner

Post Posted 18 May 2011 6:12 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for posting.
"Just like a woman"- Too bad that the steel guitar is getting lower in volume gradually. What a silly thing to to by the producer (hope it' no Rick himself). Otherwise it' s a very good version of the song.
The album "Rick sings Nelson" is the studio album with the most steel parts by Tom, and he is featured on every track. Not so on the later albums.
I also like the Dallas Wayne Song.
Fender Kingman, Sierra Crown D-10, Evans Amplifier, Soup Cube.
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Peter Freiberger

California, USA
Post Posted 18 May 2011 6:30 am     Reply with quote

When I got to L.A. in '72 two of my first friends were Allan Kemp and Pat Shanahan of The Stone Canyon Band. They said Tom was absolutely painstaking in getting his parts recorded as he wanted them. I imagine that was a big change from working with Buck. I also find it remarkable how much Tom's style and tone seemed to change (getting even better) in the new setting.

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Olli Haavisto

Post Posted 18 May 2011 10:57 am     Reply with quote

Joe, nice of you to post Dallas ! I played with him for four years when he lived in Finland. Great singer, great guy !
Olli Haavisto
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