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Mark Moseley

 

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Brady,Texas, USA
Post  Posted 8 Mar 2017 4:15 pm    
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my vote on who the steel player is on Whoa Sailor, would be a young Bert Rivera. He also played on a little know but "knock your shirt off" recording of Billy Thompson who records with the Brazos Valley Boys, some time ago. You can hear a young Curtis Potter if you listen closely. I do not have a name for the recording, but it has some good stuff on it!
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Tommy Shown

 

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Denham Springs, La.
Post  Posted 8 Mar 2017 8:09 pm    
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I grew up listening to Hank and the Brazos Valley boys. They were one of my favorite bands, Next to Ernest Tubb and his band.
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Daniel Baston


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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2020 8:31 am    
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Big Hank Thompson fan here. His material is so consistently good throughout his long career. What a great source of Steel licks, especially great pedal C6 stuff.
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Bill C. Buntin

 

Post  Posted 5 Feb 2020 11:06 am    
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My favorite. Above all.

It’s why I became a Chalker fan.

And, Bobby Garrett , Merle Travis work with the bvb about the best in my mind.

Everything hank did was awesome

My youngest is 14. She absolutely loves hank Thompson

We listen a lot.

I got to meet and hang out with hank three different times over the years what great guy.

My dream was to play steel with him just once. I missed the opportunity.

Bill
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Bill C. Buntin

 

Post  Posted 5 Feb 2020 11:14 am    
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Also met red hays and billy Stewart on one occasion with hank. Was at will Rogers colesium in ft worth when I was a kid. Mid 60s. Had backstage access. Also met Archie Campbell, ferlin husky, Jan Howard on that show. It was cool.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 5 Feb 2020 12:09 pm    
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The effect his steel player did that I really liked was to do harmonics at three different places on the fretboard by using his little finger and raking the strings with his thumb.
I got so I could do that pretty good! Very Happy
Erv
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 6 Feb 2020 9:31 am    
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I liked Hank's melancholy side as well. Remember "She's just an old flame"? Many others too...
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Brett Lanier

 

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Vermont
Post  Posted 11 Feb 2020 10:42 am    
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You don't see old pictures of Marlens everyday, very cool. I have one just like it, as well as a Standel 50 L15 that came from a Hank Thompson estate sale.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 11 Feb 2020 11:50 am    
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Back in his day, Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys won band of the year for several consecutive years. Very Happy
Erv
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