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Tommy Auldridge


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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 17 Jun 2022 3:59 am    
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The original recording of this on a Decca 45 can be found on youtube. Whoever played the steel, has a great style. I figured out how to copy it exactly, using the same pedals, frets and strings that he used. I'm still curious as to who it was playing steel on that original recording. Anybody have a clue? Thanks, Tommy.....
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post  Posted 17 Jun 2022 7:22 am    
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Claude Gray has a lot of great steel playing on his old Decca 45's!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZwW9eI4ddo


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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 17 Jun 2022 8:50 am    
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This just in from my good friend, Lloyd:
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Hi Ricky,

To let you know I haven’t left the planet…yet… and to let Tommy Auldridge know I played steel on “If I Ever Need a Lady, I’ll Call You” by Claude Gray.

We recorded the song at Bradley’s Barn during a 10pm session on a cold Wednesday night, 15 March, 1967 for Decca Records.

Tommy posed the question in the Music section of the Forum.

Lova ya Ricky,

Lloyd G.

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Will Houston

 

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Tempe, Az
Post  Posted 17 Jun 2022 2:02 pm    
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Wow, hows that for an answer? When and where right from the horses mouth Smile cool.
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Dale Hampton


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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 17 Jun 2022 3:01 pm     Claude Gray
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Here is a link from a couple of years ago. I love Claude Gray's music.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=354346&highlight=
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 19 Jun 2022 11:48 am    
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Here's the Sho~Bud "Fingertip" that Lloyd played on All those Claude Gray songs; and it's behind glass now after I restored it; in the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum in Nashville.

Ricky Davis
https://sites.google.com/site/mightyfinemusic/home
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Tommy Auldridge


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Post  Posted 21 Jun 2022 4:04 pm     Really, Really Cool
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Ricky: I'm so pleased that Lloyd took the time to give us all that information. I'm sure Lloyd remembers my brother Mike. Mike played Dobro on one of Lloyd's performances at the Station Inn. Thanks, Tommy.....
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Roger Crawford


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Griffin, GA USA
Post  Posted 21 Jun 2022 5:19 pm    
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My guess is that Lloyd kept detailed records of his sessions. Wouldn’t that be a piece of history to read!
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2022 5:49 am    
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Every time I've asked Lloyd about something from history; he tells me out of sheer memory; not from something written down. His Memory is clear as a bell.
Ricky
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Roger Crawford


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Griffin, GA USA
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2022 6:13 am    
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That's amazing! I typically have trouble remembering what day of the week it is.
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Chris Brooks

 

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Providence, Rhode Island
Post  Posted 25 Jun 2022 6:17 am    
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I've listened to some of Claude Gray's tunes thanks to this topic. Yep, great steel playing, excellent rhythm section and voice. But I have trouble with the intrusive soprano "Oohs" and "Ahhs"--and some of the overly processed lead guitar. Just my opinion, though.
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