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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 9:57 pm     Reply with quote

I guess everybody knows his guitar work with the Hellecasters, Desert Rose Band, his musical diversity, gypsy jazz and many other areas. I was just watching an airing of Michael Johnathan's Woodsongs with Jorgenson's bluegrass band J2B2.

They mentioned his resume included instruments dobro and pedal steel among everything else on the planet.

Anybody have any examples of his pedal steel work? I don't think I ever knew that he played.
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 11:31 pm     Reply with quote

Jerry, I was searching my memory for half an hour on which Elton John album I heard him play steel on one track. It was most probably "The Captain And The Kid". I tried to find it amongst the songs that are all on U- tube. I'm to exhausted to look any longer.
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 11:39 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Joachim. I found your yt link in this thread, but the video is blocked. I'll look around some tomorrow.
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=254416&highlight=john+jorgenson
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 30 Dec 2017 12:07 am     Reply with quote

Hope this works!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcGT9wTpCn8
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John Brabant


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Calais, VT, USA
Post Posted 30 Dec 2017 8:14 am     Reply with quote

John played a black single neck Emmons PP when he toured with Elton. He told me that JayDee gave him some instruction on playing steel and no doubt on the mechanics of the PP. Maybe we should see if we can get him to show up for the Dallas show this year?! Think I will reach out to him and see if he has any room in his busy, busy schedule. BTW, John's house has been under severe threat from the wildfires in Ventura County and had to evacuate at one point. Last I heard his house was still intact while his neighborhood burned.
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 30 Dec 2017 8:15 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Joachim. Appreciate your dogged determination to find that!

That rendering from Sir Elton is one I had not heard.
Wish there had been a small steel solo, but it was very nice behind the singing.

I'll look around for some other examples too.
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 30 Dec 2017 10:37 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for the update John. Hope all's well concerning the fires.
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