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Darvin Willhoite

Liberty Hill, Tx. USA
Post Posted 28 Mar 2017 6:04 am     Reply with quote

A lot of we steel players are also Jazz guitar fans, and I recently found a CD that I had had for a long time and forgot about. Herb Ellis is playing with a bunch of Texas swing musicians, Herbie Remington played some nice steel, Johnny Gimble and others played fiddle, Floyd Domino played piano, and Willie Nelson even played a little guitar on it. They played mostly old standards and it's a great album in my opinion, check it out if you like this kind of music.
Darvin Willhoite
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Greg Cutshaw

Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 28 Mar 2017 6:59 am     Reply with quote

Just ordereded the CD, used, Prime $5 out the door. Turns out that if you have Amazon Prime you can stream 8 of the 10 songs on it for free!

It's also on Apple Music along with 27 other Herb Ellis Albums. First 3 months free and $10 a month after that. Just cancelled my CD order and listening to the album now on Apple Music.
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Andy Volk

Boston, MA
Post Posted 30 Mar 2017 1:29 am     Reply with quote

This session was slightly infamous in musician's scuttlebutt because Ellis came into the studio with a whole lotta attitude, essentially, giving off a vibe that this music was beneath him. So, professionals that they were, everyone delivered their solos and played the music but it wasn't a fun experience. Herb Remington told me they were nevertheless impressed with Ellis' chops and swing feeling.
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Larry Lenhart

Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 9 Apr 2017 8:22 pm     Reply with quote

Reminds me that years ago I saw Herb Ellis play with Eldon Shamblin in was interesting to see and hear them together, but to my ears it "fidn't dit" as Archie Campbell would say.
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