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John Macy


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Post  Posted 17 Jan 2019 9:44 pm    
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A true musical icon...rest easy...
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Stu Schulman


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Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 12:09 am    
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Crap,Reggie was my Nashville idol forever,I even got to meet him and he showed me the black Tele that he played on "Drift Away"Godspeed Reggie.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 3:55 am    
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Godspeed Reggie!


When I think about the good love you gave me,
I cry like a baby...

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
My baby, just-a wrote me a letter


Goodtime Charlie's got the blues

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie;cocaine


Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away


I can't stop this feelin'
Deep inside of me
Girl, you just don't realize
What you do to me
I
I'm hooked on a feelin'
High on believin'
That you're in love with me


I love her and she loves me
But I don't fit her society
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks


Hey, Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song


Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good


We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out



As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto



Dang what a list of great hit songs Reggie played on one after another! And with a sitar at that!
Days of our youth and the gods that led us there...











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Ed Pettersen


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 6:01 am    
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Horrible news. He was a dear friend. One of the highlights of my life was working alongside him since 2002. I learned more watching him than anyone else for sure. One time while marveling at what he did I said, "C'mon Reg, gimme' a lesson on that!" To which he replied, "Aw Ed, it's just chords!". What a gentleman. I called him a month ago and didn't hear back so I should have known something was up. Damn.

This always hangs in my studio. And always will:

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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 6:55 am    
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What a loss to the music world.
Thanks for the pictures Ed and Godfrey!
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Mitch Drumm


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Frostbite Falls, hard by Veronica Lake
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 8:30 am    
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He was a teenager at ground zero in Memphis and was steeped in that city's 1950s sound.

Here's a few more early pix. The color pic is from 2012--I'm not sure how many of those guys are still alive.

Can't hardly get socks like that any more.

That's Hughey in the first pic.

Here's what he sounded like on a rocker from 1957, backing up Travis Wammack before Travis' voice changed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKJhzrj4a0M


Here's Hughey and Reggie with Eddie Bond from 1956:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcHHWOcpsFg













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robert kramer


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Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 8:41 am    
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Here's Reggie on "Red Bandanna"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKbG2e-Wl2g

Also check out the James Carr sides on Goldwax.

Here's Reggie Young's "Nashville Cats" interview May 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame:

https://countrymusichalloffame.org/nashville-cats/reggie-young

Here are Reggie's True Tone Lounge interviews:

Part One:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cimXdMFczyA

Part Two:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cimXdMFczyA&start_radio=1&list=RDcimXdMFczyA&t=0

Mich Drumm: Wonderful photos. Thanks!
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 8:54 am    
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R.I.P. Reggie Youngun' (as Jimmy Buffett said), what a legend!
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Mitch Drumm


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Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 9:00 am    
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robert kramer wrote:


Here's Reggie Young's "Nashville Cats" interview May 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame:

https://countrymusichalloffame.org/nashville-cats/reggie-young



According to the above link, this is apparently Reggie's first appearance on record, from 1954, with Tommy Smith. Nice steel, too. Don't know who it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Ldn9Yi8D0

Republic 7103; I can't find the flip side right now.
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robert kramer


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Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 10:23 am    
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Can I post one more? Here is Reggie and Bobby Womack together on Wilson Pickett's "I'm in Love." This is my favorite guitar part of all time and it stands to reason it's played by the two greatest "hook" guitarists in history. Bobby playing the part and Reggie answering it playing the turnaround (classic call and response). Bobby Womack wrote the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Kj8gq9Ddk


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Michael Douchette


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Gallatin, TN
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 11:01 am    
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Man, the earth band is losing too many greats. Always loved working with him. I will miss him greatly.
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Ron Funk


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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 12:41 pm    
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Another of our true Radio Heroes.

So sad.
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Dave Mudgett


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Central Pennsylvania
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 12:41 pm    
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Reggie's imprint is on so much of the greatest music I've ever heard. Big loss, and yes, way too much of this lately. RIP.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 1:41 pm    
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Robert Kramer,

Thanks for the Wilson Pickett link, great song and guitar work.
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Ed Pettersen


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 2:10 pm    
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Another few of Reggie at one of our sessions, the first with the late, great Bob Babbitt. The rest include, Dave Hungate, Ed Greene, Catherine Marx, myself, Dave Martin, Bob Olhsson et al:

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And we always had a barbecue and pie for lunch. Reggie loved pecan:



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Roger Rettig


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Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 3:47 pm    
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A giant among studio players. Endlessly inventive, and he never failed to serve the song.

RIP, Maestro.
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Chris Boyd


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Post  Posted 19 Jan 2019 5:49 am    
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A truly sad day..
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gary pierce


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Rossville TN
Post  Posted 19 Jan 2019 6:35 am    
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Sad news, and it's amazing how many stars he made with his signature licks.
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Walter Stettner


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Vienna, Austria
Post  Posted 19 Jan 2019 11:40 pm    
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That is really sad news. One of the greatest is gone.

RIP, Reggie

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Per Berner


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Skövde, Sweden
Post  Posted 20 Jan 2019 2:14 am    
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Sad news indeed. He's probably the most versatile guitar picker ever. Everything he played was just right for the song, whatever the genre.
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robert kramer


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Nashville TN
Post  Posted 20 Jan 2019 8:27 am    
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This is an e-mail sent to the AFM #257 membership relating "the incredible outpouring of love from all over the world in honor of this iconic musician." Reggie's music is not to be boxed into one one era of or even musical genre. His work that touches us all is to be heard on records from the '50's up to present day - all categories of artists and styles and all those iconic intros and licks will remain a good part of our DNA.

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Peter Freiberger


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California, USA
Post  Posted 22 Jan 2019 8:01 am    
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/obituaries/reggie-young-dead.html
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Butch Mullen


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North Carolina, USA 28681
Post  Posted 23 Jan 2019 2:52 pm    
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I was stationed in Ethiopia with Reggie in the early '60's.I learned so much from him that is still with me today. Best guitar player and person you will ever meet. Here we are at the Oasis Club showin' off. RIP my friend. Butch in NC
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post  Posted 24 Jan 2019 10:17 am    
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Seemed like every time I heard a great guitar part on a song I liked, there was his name on the credits. He was a true artist. Condolences to all of you who knew him personally, or had the privilege of working with him professionally.
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