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Mike Johnson

 

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Post  Posted 14 Aug 2015 10:00 pm    
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Thanks to Terry Choate and Larry Black, Buddy Emmons was a special guest on “The Ray Price Tribute Show” for “Country’s Family Reunion”. Although Buddy didn’t play on the show, after a very nervous steel player (being me) and an incredible singer (T Graham Brown) performed the song “NIGHT LIFE”, Bill Anderson talked to Buddy about his time with Ray Price. He also asked Buddy about what he had been doing the last few years and praised him for his contributions to the steel guitar.

Terry and I, with the help of Jim Kimball and Dirk Johnson, decided to go ahead and put the song “NIGHT LIFE” and Buddy’s entire conversation with Bill on YouTube. You will find the link at the bottom of my post. If you have already seen the performance on RFDTV, you can Fast Forward to the end of the song, at approx. 6:30. The entire song is on the clip, so we can all enjoy as many shots of Buddy as possible. He speaks beautifully and humorously, as he always did. It’s very special and a wonderful tribute, from everyone in the room, to “The Greatest of Them All”.

“Rest in Peace Buddy Emmons”, and Thank You for everything you did for Steel Guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-9g0okYkCM
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Bill L. Wilson

 

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Post  Posted 14 Aug 2015 10:32 pm     Love The Big E.
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Thanks Mike, Buddy was "THE MAN" and He Can Never be Replaced. But players like you still inspire me to keep trying to play this contraption we all strive to get better on.
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Greg Milton


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 12:36 am    
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Thanks for posting, Mike. I've got tears in my eyes after watching that
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Hook Moore


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 1:55 am    
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Thank you Mike..
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Tiny Olson

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 2:30 am    
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Me too with the tears. Thank you Mike.
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robert kramer

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 3:55 am    
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Thank you Mike..
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Paul Wade


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 4:19 am    
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thanks mike for that tears also Crying or Very sad

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Billy Knowles

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 5:09 am     Buddy
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Mike, thank you so much
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Tommy Minniear

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 5:29 am    
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Thanks so much Mike. One of the most inspiring and powerful pieces of video I've seen!

Brought tears to my eyes also.
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gary pierce


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Rossville TN
Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 5:44 am    
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That was great, thanks Mike.
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John De Maille


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 7:20 am    
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Thanks Mike for posting this. I watched the show, but, missed those takes. I, along with everyone else, will miss Buddy terribly. I met him back in the 70's, when he played for our PSGA show. I was still a beginner and very much in awe of him. I continued to see him every year at Scotty's show in the booth next to ours. He was always so cordial and friendly. He will be missed, terribly, by all of us. Thanks again, Mike!
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Clark Doughty


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 7:28 am     Buddy Emmons
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Wow! Thanks Mike for posting.........cd
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Jerry Berger


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Meridian, Idaho USA
Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 7:56 am    
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Thanks for posting, Mike. That was awesome!

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Doug Johnson

 

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Brantford, Ont. Canada
Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 7:56 am    
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Thank you so much for posting that Mike. In Canada we don't get that channel unless of course something illegal is happening. Buddy was such an influence on all of us. His humble approach really showed in that story on Night Life. Just brilliant. You really did him proud with your playing. Well all of us really. Thanks again.
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Larry Dering

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 8:08 am     Thanks Mike
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Mike, You did a wonderful job on the song and T Graham sang the fire out of it. Who wouldn't be nervous with Buddy sitting there. I am so glad we have these shots, and people like you to carry the torch to the next generation.
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John Faulkinbury


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Topeka, Kansas
Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 8:17 am    
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Thanks Mike for posting this. Listening and watching Buddy tell first hand about how this came about was great.
You and T. Graham hit that song out of the park
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Lynn Stafford


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 8:46 am     Buddy Emmons Tribute on Country's Family Reunion
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Thanks very much, Mike and friends for doing that! May Buddy Emmons rest in peace... we will all miss him very, very much.
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Frank Freniere


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 9:16 am    
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Thanks, Mike - that was just the best.
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Don McClellan

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 9:29 am    
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I'm so glad I watched that. Thanks so much for posting it. Mike's playing alone is well worth watching plus the singer is very good. Thanks again, Don
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Ted Barnhouse II

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 11:43 am    
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Mike I can certainly understand the nervousness but you did a good job and I'm glad you were able to get this out to us. Thank you very much!
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Lem Smith

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 4:04 pm    
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Mike, thank you for sharing this. It's a true gift to everyone that is a fan of Buddy's, and I'd have to imagine anyone who ever heard him, is a fan. No doubt the greatest to ever play the steel guitar. I noticed that even Bill Anderson got choked up at the end of the interview with Buddy.

I had previously saw the song performance youtube, but without the interview with Buddy. I'll reiterate what I commented there.

I've had the honor of performing at steel shows with some of the all-time steel guitar legends, and of course was nervous about playing in front of them. But I can't even begin to imagine how nerve wracking it would be to play something so iconic as Nightlife in front of Buddy Emmons. I'm sure it was a very daunting task, but you are one of the few who could pull it off so well. An excellent job for sure.
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Terry Winter

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 4:58 pm    
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Mike, Thanks for sharing this clip. I have shared the link with some non steel player friends of mine and all are real appreciative especially now, of who Buddy was and what he did for all of us.He definitely is the reason I even wanted to start with this tone monster. Mike have followed you for years, love your stuff....really wanted to see you in Dallas this past spring but that wasn't in the cards.
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Tom Quinn


Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 7:04 pm    
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Wow, thank you Michael.
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 7:21 pm    
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Mike that was a wonderful tribute to Buddy... not sure how you even “Pulled the Trigger” with him sitting there, but yet you did!!!... It was obvious how much you loved the man, just by how nervous you seemed speaking... I would’ve been unintelligible... Embarassed
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Kevin Hatton

 

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Post  Posted 15 Aug 2015 10:47 pm    
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Mike, thanks for posting this. You did a masterful job, and T Grahm tore it up. I tell young people here in Buffalo that if they ever heard REAL country music live that they would have a whole new appreciation for it. The trouble is that there are not a lot of people left who know how to cover REAL country music or they don't have the ability.
I remember seeing Led Zepplin on their first American tour and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Then I remember see the Everly's the first time and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Then I remember seeing Buddy Emmons for the first time and it was the same feeling. You knew that you were watching a world class talent. He was the father of pedal steel guitar and the was only one Buddy Emmons. They broke the mold. He truly was the best.
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