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joe long


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 5:15 am     Reply with quote

Does anyone know what street Buddy lived on?
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Bill Ferguson


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 5:55 am     Reply with quote

4852 Concord Dr
Hermitage, TN
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Jim Cohen


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 6:28 am     Reply with quote

"All at once am I several stories high, knowing I'm on the street where you live"


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Ernie Renn


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 7:21 am     Reply with quote

One of the saddest pictures I have seen lately...
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Jerry Jones


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 8:36 am     Reply with quote

I wonder if the family that lives there now has even a clue about the history of that house? Sad
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Bob Carlucci


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 9:09 am     Reply with quote

Kind of sad actually.. Its a neat clean little place of course, looks nice enough, but is also pretty modest..Something your average retail store employee, or auto mechanic or bus driver might buy...

When you consider the enormity of Buddy's talent, and his contributions to not only steel guitar, but to popular music in general, you would have thought he would have had something more upscale. Could be he could afford more I suppose, but this home suited him just fine.... bob
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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 11:38 am     Reply with quote

Did he always live in this house?
I have an album cover with him loading up his guitar going to a gig, his wife is there and it looks like they're in kind of a car port. I don't see anything like that on this house.
Maybe you've seen this album cover also.
If I remember right, the car was a Mercedes.
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Jim Cohen


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 11:40 am     Reply with quote

Erv, I think it's around the back...
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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 11:44 am     Reply with quote

Jim,
That could be.
Do you remember the album?
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Jim Cohen


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 11:45 am     Reply with quote

Erv Niehaus wrote:
Jim,
That could be.
Do you remember the album?


Sure do: "One for the Road"
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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 11:47 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Jim! Very Happy
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Jerry Jones


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 12:47 pm     Reply with quote

This link has a lot of images... inside and out.

https://www.redfin.com/TN/Nashville/4852-Concord-Dr-37076/home/87814989
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joe long


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 1:15 pm     Buddy Emmons Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the input.
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Jim Fogarty


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 2:39 pm     Reply with quote

This is kinda something I was just wondering about.

No need for details, but does anyone know whether Buddy was relatively comfortable, economically.........or was it a struggle for him to make ends meet?

While he would have made decent $$$ from sessions, I doubt he had much royalty money coming in.
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Rick Abbott


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Post Posted 19 Apr 2018 6:05 pm     Reply with quote

I could be, not that I know, that Mr. Emmons just had a simple life.

His uncle (mother's brother) died while I was the pastor of his uncle's church. This was in 2011 or so. The uncle, whom I had a pretty good relationship with, said that Buddy was a pretty normal guy. Buddy came to Winamac, IN to visit him some and talked about the good things in life. He loved his wife, etc. The family had come from South Bend/ Mishawaka.

Buddy wasn't pretentious.

When His uncle's funeral occurred I was both hoping, and petrified, that Buddy, would be there. He was not.

I really doubt money was an issue, or an object, but actually...I don't know for sure.
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Paul King


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 1:20 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the pictures. I have often wondered how musicians like Buddy Emmons lived. The carport looks like where the picture was taken for the album "One For The Road".
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Chris Templeton


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 3:30 am     Reply with quote

There used to be a nice pool on the backside of the house until they filled it in, in the late 80's.
Peggy often mowed the lawn on their riding mower.

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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 3:42 am     Reply with quote

A slight topic drift...Songwriter P.F. Sloan once said in an interview that LA in the late sixties felt to him like heaven.
Since there are so many here who knew Mr.Emmons personally, did he ever reminisce his time there and did he like it?
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Donny Hinson


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 6:45 am     Reply with quote

Looks like it had a rear-entry garage at one time, and Buddy might have turned that into a family room/music room. That's very fitting for the grand musician he was.
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Damir Besic


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 6:58 am     Reply with quote

Ernie Renn wrote:
One of the saddest pictures I have seen lately...


Sad that was exactly my thought when I saw it ...
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Damir Besic


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 7:03 am     Reply with quote

Paul King wrote:
Thanks for posting the pictures. I have often wondered how musicians like Buddy Emmons lived. The carport looks like where the picture was taken for the album "One For The Road".


Bobbe Seymour told me one time , only thing Buddy got from Emmons Co. was an old Cadillac.... another hero of mine , great Tony Rice has no money for his electric bill, there is even a Facebook page where people are collecting donations to help Tony... life is often not fair Mad
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Bob Carlucci


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 7:06 am     Reply with quote

Buddy, God rest his soul...

makes you wonder,- If I guy that played steel like Buddy couldn't get rich with it, what chance do the rest of us have?... bob
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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 7:30 am     Reply with quote

Bob,
We have two chances, slim and none. Whoa!
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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 7:38 am     Reply with quote

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Always difficult to overcome that 'sideman' status no matter how fantastic one's contributions..
At least he didn't end up like Vance Terry.
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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 20 Apr 2018 7:42 am     Reply with quote

When an Eddy Arnold record started to play, you knew who was coming on by the distinctive style of Little Roy Wiggins, Mr Ting-a-Ling.
When he died, there wasn't enough money to buy him a headstone so they asked Mr. Arnold if he would help them out and he refused. Whoa!
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