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Olaf van Roggen


From:
The Netherlands
Post Posted 21 Sep 2017 3:05 am     Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC8S9Ejx85Y

I know Neil Flanz for more than 35 years now, only later I found he recorded two solo albums.
I was Lucky to find both albums and some obscure stuff he played on.
I still play his albums once in a while and i really like them.

Nice to see that every steel lover and Neil Flanz fan can listen to it too, even without having a turntable.
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Pete Burak


From:
Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 21 Sep 2017 7:24 am     Reply with quote

Great tone and playing!
I have always loved Neil's ending on BBowman Hop, go directly to 3min:50sec mark to hear it Smile
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Jonathan Shacklock


From:
London, UK
Post Posted 22 Sep 2017 8:17 am     Reply with quote

Great find Olaf! Loving "A Fallen Star": https://youtu.be/HC8S9Ejx85Y?t=12m30s

Neil is incredibly underrated.
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Larry Robbins


From:
Fort Edward, New York
Post Posted 23 Sep 2017 8:31 am     Reply with quote

Such a great and humble player and person. Opened the door for so many of us. Still sends us all Xmas cards every year! haha! What a nice guy.
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Jim R. Harrison


From:
North Vancouver, B. C., Canada
Post Posted 23 Sep 2017 11:25 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for this, Olaf! I bought this recording of Neil's that you have shown us while I was working in Ontario in 1965. I NEVER thought I would ever meet him & become a friend. Here's a photo I took of Neil two years ago at Scotty's last ISGC in 2015. Note that Neil was the last person to be inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame and the only NON-American to be inducted!


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John Brock


From:
Xenia, Ohio
Post Posted 23 Sep 2017 6:03 pm     Neil Flanz Reply with quote

I have a great gram parsons al niel at a radio station on the east coast. One of the greats!
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Bill Terry


From:
Bastrop, TX
Post Posted 24 Sep 2017 6:45 am     Reply with quote

I shared a stage with Neil for a couple of years, and I'm proud to call him a friend. Quite a guy...

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G Strout


From:
Carabelle, Florida
Post Posted 25 Sep 2017 8:45 am     Reply with quote

Neil is the reason I got into playing steel guitar. I would see him playing at the Country Palace in Montreal (back when I had pimples) and I just had to get one of "those guitars!" It took awhile but I did. I also saw him a few years later at Deemons Den in Nashville TN. Sadly, Neil is underrated.... an excellent steel player!!! One of my favourites!!
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John Bresler


From:
Thornton, Colorado
Post Posted 25 Sep 2017 9:10 am     Reply with quote

I never met Neil but he is the one that finally got me on track with "Pedal steel guitar" with his album from Sho-bud 'Special instructions'. I learned a lot from that album sometime about 1971.



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G Strout


From:
Carabelle, Florida
Post Posted 25 Sep 2017 10:20 am     Reply with quote

I think I may have had that one! I had some type of instructional material from Neil. I am not sure if it was issued by Sho Bud, but I distinctly remember that the voice over on the album said "mash pedals A and B."
It was my first instructional course and may have been the only one back in the day!! I learned a lot from it!
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John Bresler


From:
Thornton, Colorado
Post Posted 25 Sep 2017 1:17 pm     Reply with quote

That's the same album. I remember that instead of saying 'push' pedals the voice said 'mash'. Good instruction, tho!

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G Strout


From:
Carabelle, Florida
Post Posted 25 Sep 2017 2:21 pm     Reply with quote

Yes John that was it. !!! It was a great instructional method. Not full of theory etc, but it got you started out so that you could do a gig flying by the seat of your pants!
To this day that and the C6 Chord Manual that Neil put out have helped me more that 75% of the stuff that I have purchased. I met Neil two times. Once in Montreal and once when Phil Kaufman introduced me to him in Gnash - Ville. Of course back in those days I doubt anyone remembers much! Whoa!
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Olaf van Roggen


From:
The Netherlands
Post Posted 27 Sep 2017 9:29 am     Reply with quote

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I still have 2 Chord Dictionaries and a sealed copy of the Sho-Bud instructions album.
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G Strout


From:
Carabelle, Florida
Post Posted 27 Sep 2017 5:42 pm     Reply with quote

That's what I have, except mine look like they have been dragged behind a pickup down 40 miles of bad road! Crying or Very sad
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Gary Hoetker


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 27 Sep 2017 6:07 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for the memories !! Star Route USA hosted by actor Rod Cameron circa 6'34 and '64.
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