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Gary Hoetker

 

From:
California, USA
Post  Posted 16 Jan 2022 9:27 am    
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Used to watch him in the late 1950's on Cousin Herb's Trading Post Show. He wore a necktie, untied, and would slide it up and down inside his collar as he sang. He was gifted.

RIP!!
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Walter Stettner


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Vienna, Austria
Post  Posted 17 Jan 2022 1:35 am    
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There Goes My Everything
Elvira
Fourteen Carat Mind
All I Have To Offer You Is Me
Beneath Still Waters
If My Heart Had Windows
Timber, I'm Falling
So Afraid Of Losing You Again
Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp
Where Is My Castle
What's Your Mama's Name
Just For What I Am
Run Away Little Tears
The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor
California Cottonfields
Brothers, Strangers And Friends
Touching Home
Warm Red Wine

and the list goes on and on. What a great songwriter this man was. His songbook will be living forever.

RIP, Dallas

Walter Stettner
Vienna, Austria
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Mike Bacciarini


Post  Posted 17 Jan 2022 5:44 am    
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What a loss. I was late to the party in finally discovering who this great songwriter was. Who else could write songs like “Honky Tonk Downstairs”.....

Poco’s cover: RIP Rusty

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jF-oIW1nEpY
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Brint Hannay

 

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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 17 Jan 2022 9:55 pm    
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Sometime in the late 50's or maybe as late as '61 I picked up a big batch of miscellaneous 45s at a school fair for pennies, and one of them was this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcAVuyW77JI

My background included no Country music whatsoever. I thought (at age 10 or less) that the record was kind of laughable, but, on the other hand, I enjoyed listening to it, and did, often, more than most of the other obscure 45s in the batch.

A couple of decades later, I was astonished to find, on reading the songwriting credits to Country songs after I got deeply into Country music, that Dallas Frazier was the writer of so many great songs. I remembered the name from that old 45. I still have it!

RIP
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Frank Freniere


From:
The First Coast
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2022 5:41 am    
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What an amazing talent! He wrote this one too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz6IpmmYSXA
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Terry Wood


From:
Marshfield, MO
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2022 6:47 am    
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Like others posted he was a Great Songwriter.

Prayers for the Family and his many Friends.

RIP Mr. Dallas Frazier
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K Maul


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Hadley, NY/Hobe Sound, FL
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2022 7:14 am    
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Perhaps the most prolific writer of them all. I had no idea of the true breadth of his work until I heard the COCAINE+RHINESTONES podcast about him.
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Jerry Erickson

 

From:
Atlanta,IL 61723
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2022 10:11 pm    
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Here's a link to the Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast.
There might be 40 minutes of talk before you get to the actual story about Dallas.

https://cocaineandrhinestones.com/dallas-frazier
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Danny Bates

 

From:
Fresno, CA. USA
Post  Posted 21 Jan 2022 6:40 pm    
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Sad news. I did some gigs with him in the early 80's. He was a very humble man.
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Jon Zimmerman

 

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California, USA
Post  Posted 24 Jan 2022 12:07 pm     Another HOF loss
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“Prolific songwriting royalty.. sitting on the hay bale over there..”
So said Marty Stuart after finishing the ‘14 carat mind’ tune, with Dallas as guest performer, 2009 N’Ville TV program. YouTube is avail. His effusive, yet humble talent & imagination will linger on in our minds. RIP from the gifts you have left to so many followers.
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