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Daniel Morris


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Post  Posted 29 Dec 2018 10:09 am    
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A band mate asked, and I couldn't find confirmation: who played pedal steel on the original Johnny Paycheck song A-11?
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Tony Glassman


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Post  Posted 29 Dec 2018 10:41 am     A-11
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I'm pretty sure it was Lloyd Green.
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Daniel Morris


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Westlake, Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2018 10:48 am    
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Found another thread with the exact same question as mine: the conclusion seems to be it was Sonny Curtis.

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A-11 is the one Little Darlin cut that is not Lloyd Green. It is the Jones Boys with Sonny Curtis.

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It was the Jones Boys with a studio guy on bass. Paycheck was the bass player in the Jones Boys in those days. The song was recorded at the RCA studio in New York City.There was a man named Aubery Mayhugh that was Paycheck's manager. Mayhugh was trying to help Paycheck get a solo career going. He had connections with some people at RCA and was able to book studio time. George and the band were in New York to do the Jimmy Dean Show (it was one of the first network tv shows to feature country music acts). So Mayhugh used the Jones boys on the record and since Paycheck was the singer, he hired a studio player to play bass.

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1984 Kline U12 Pedal Steel w/Alumitone pickup
1982 Kline U12 Pedal steel w/George L pickup
2011 Bear Creek MK Weissenborn
Milkman 85W PSG and 40W Mini amps w/Telonics 15" speaker.
Dr. Z Surgical Steel w/Eminence 15" speaker. Spaceman, Retro Mechanical Labs, Fairfield Circuitry, Z Vex, Pigtronix, Red Panda, EHX, Empress Effects, Strymon, Eventide.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2018 12:05 pm     Mr. Curtis on his original Emmons stereo without knee levers
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nw7jIaRDgA

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Daniel Morris


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Westlake, Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2018 12:25 pm    
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Comes up Canned Heat, Jack.
I know there's a live TV video of A-11, but I wanted to know for certain who did the original record version.
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Jack Hanson


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Post  Posted 29 Dec 2018 1:28 pm    
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Daniel Morris wrote:
Comes up Canned Heat, Jack.

It sure did! Don't know how or why. I think it's fixed now.
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Daniel Morris


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Westlake, Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2018 1:58 pm    
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Yes, that's the one I saw.
So that's Sonny Curtis on steel, then?
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1982 Kline U12 Pedal steel w/George L pickup
2011 Bear Creek MK Weissenborn
Milkman 85W PSG and 40W Mini amps w/Telonics 15" speaker.
Dr. Z Surgical Steel w/Eminence 15" speaker. Spaceman, Retro Mechanical Labs, Fairfield Circuitry, Z Vex, Pigtronix, Red Panda, EHX, Empress Effects, Strymon, Eventide.
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john buffington


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Owasso OK - USA
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2018 4:19 pm    
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The steel player was Sonny Curtis, using Emmons #3. Got this from Sonny himself.
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