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Clark Doughty


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Post Posted 23 Nov 2017 4:25 pm     Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ePQRAJBiIs
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 24 Nov 2017 9:14 am     Reply with quote

How original. Rolling Eyes

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John Billings


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 24 Nov 2017 2:01 pm     Reply with quote

Roy is a tremendous guitar player. He used to do funny routines in his act. First time I saw him was on Shindig or Hootenenny. He played Wildwood Flower with the most hilarious mistakes!
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Dan Kelly


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Boston, USA
Post Posted 24 Nov 2017 6:20 pm     Reply with quote

Dawg gown it ... where's my Melobar when I need it!

Nice tie!
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Miles Lang


From:
Rincon Beach, California, USA
Post Posted 24 Nov 2017 8:36 pm     Reply with quote

It's a trick!
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Larry Jamieson


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Walton, NY USA
Post Posted 25 Nov 2017 6:43 am     Reply with quote

What a talent! Great musician, and comedian...
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 25 Nov 2017 7:16 am     Reply with quote

Barry Blackwood wrote:
How original.

What a great idea. Using mic stands was also very original. Cool
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Kevin Fix


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 25 Nov 2017 5:52 pm     Using a Glass Reply with quote

A group I played in back 30 some years ago our Lead player, used a empty beer bottle. Did it on a few songs. Did a hell of a job too.
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Ron Funk


From:
Missouri, USA
Post Posted 25 Nov 2017 7:07 pm     Reply with quote

Beer bottles also work on steel.

But, make sure you've drunk them empty first.....
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Art Beard


From:
Camp Verde, AZ
Post Posted 26 Nov 2017 6:56 am     Roy Clark Reply with quote

Roy is a GREAT entertainer. I was lucky enough to take a 7 p.m. date home by 8:30 so I could go see Roy when his singing career was still new. One of the best I ever saw. I drank beer with him and in between sets, at 18 yrs old, and had one of the best times of my life. On stage he said he was going to damage a young guitar picker for life, then went in to 12th street rag, then into triple time and did the windmill and reverse windmill. I spent 2 hrs trying to pick my jaw back up Laughing Laughing
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post Posted 26 Nov 2017 10:55 pm     Reply with quote

Not original?

Maybe I need to get out more often but I've never seen anyone use a drinking glass slide before. Beer bottles, knife handles, metal folding chairs --- yeah, done me some o dat.

And by the way Roy's playing was darn near pitch perfect with that glass, and the machine gun thing was in perfect time. The whole act was classic country cornball and it's still funny.
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 27 Nov 2017 9:36 am     Reply with quote

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Not original?

Many have used improvised slides down through the years long before Roy. Sorry, but I found nothing special here.. Neutral
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Fred Treece


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 27 Nov 2017 9:52 am     Reply with quote

You're a tough audience, Barry. Maybe if he was hanging off the edge of a 30 story building while he was doing it? Cool
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Art Beard


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Camp Verde, AZ
Post Posted 27 Nov 2017 1:21 pm     Roy Clark Reply with quote

If anyone could do anything with a guitar, Roy could do it. Probably to playing it with his toes, I know he used his nose. I got to drink with him and talked thru each break from his sets in show. As he once said " All his money went to keeping his parties alive and well, cuz he would hate to awake one morning with someone telling him he should have been there last nite"
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