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Donny Hinson


From:
Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 3:05 pm     Reply with quote

From Ray Pillow - 1965. Hope someone else enjoys this, too! Very Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHggXHV5P4Q
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 3:16 pm     Reply with quote

Absolutely, Donny - steel the way it should be! Smile
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Kenneth Kotsay


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Davie/Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 12:03 pm     Reply with quote

Always enjoyed Ray on the Grand Old Opry.
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Dave Mudgett


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Central Pennsylvania
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 1:17 pm     Reply with quote

Yep, definitely "in your face", I like it. I guess I'm an "in your face" kinda guy. Cool
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Bill Cunningham


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Atlanta, Ga. USA
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 6:09 pm     Reply with quote

Maybe Pete Drake? Wasn't there a version of that song that was slower and had some "Chalker-esque" C6 all over it by another singer, in the 1970's maybe?

I worked a fair date playing steel behind Ray 15-20 years ago. I remeber discussion of the changes Pete Fisher was starting to make at the Opry. (Ray wasn't concerned or bitter, btw). He was a great guy to work with and was very personable. I have heard him showing up on the Opry ocassionally in the past couple of years, still sounding as great as ever!
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Franklin


Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 10:12 pm     Reply with quote

Bill, Its Pete Drake on steel...That was a great band!
Paul
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Donny Hinson


From:
Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 3 Feb 2018 8:00 am     Reply with quote

I know a lot of guys made fun of Pete (and some still do). But he had such a "knack" when it came to phrasing, and such a great imagination. I know it's almost sacrilegious to say it, but I wish there were more players like him today.
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Walter Stettner


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Vienna, Austria
Post Posted 4 Feb 2018 12:46 am     Reply with quote

Definitely Pete and the usual great playing! Smile

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David Mitchell


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Texas, USA
Post Posted 5 Feb 2018 2:56 pm     Reply with quote

The head producer at CBS (Billy Sherrill) would not produce a session without Pete on steel. No one else fulfilled his needs. That's how much he liked Pete's playing. His trademark whines and simple backups are on semi-truck loads of hits. There is interview on the net with Lloyd Green. Lloyd said guitar player and session leader Grady Martin made a studio player out of him when he stopped the session and told Lloyd "If we had wanted Buddy Emmons on steel we would have called him." Lloyd was trying to play like Buddy. Buddy had his sound, Pete had his sound and Lloyd joined them with his sound. All three of the styles made the sound of modern country music.
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