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Joe Goldmark


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San Francisco, CA 94131
Post Posted 8 Feb 2011 4:42 pm     Reply with quote

Steeler: Bobby Garrett
Artist: Charlie Walker
LP Title: Recorded Live In Dallas
Tune: Jambalaya
Label: Epic BN 26483



http://www.vinylbeat.com/forum/01Jambalaya.m4a

Here's a great live performance with Bobby filling on both necks. Rumor has it that he played through a Dual Showman, which explains the ripping punchy tone.

45 Title: Rose City Chimes
Label: Longhorn LH 542





http://www.vinylbeat.com/forum/4-08RoseCityChimes.m4a

Here's the masterpiece that Bobby is best known for. This is the "Longhorn" version and is a little more exciting than the "Trophy" version. Buddy Emmons also recorded a great version.

Thanks,
Joe


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Earnest Bovine


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Los Angeles CA USA
Post Posted 8 Feb 2011 5:18 pm     Reply with quote

Was he the first to use B flat 6th tuning?
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Cal Sharp


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the farm in Kornfield Kounty, TN
Post Posted 8 Feb 2011 5:46 pm     Reply with quote

Wow! Masterful. Yeah, Buddy had a real good version on the Midnight Jamboree album. I don't know what tuning they used, but it seems that with the 1st string tuned to a D these days it might require a different approach. Thanks for the upload, Joe.

BTW, I was on a package show once with Charlie, and he had a local band backing him up. They did a push every time the song went from a 1 to a 4 or a 5 to a 1. It got really obnoxious after a couple songs, and we were LOAO backstage.
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Mike Neer


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Post Posted 8 Feb 2011 6:08 pm     Reply with quote

I've always liked Bobby Garrett's playing a lot, especially with Hank Thompson. Thanks for the track.

Joe, I've always enjoyed your discography book--any plans for a new edition?
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Joe Goldmark


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San Francisco, CA 94131
Post Posted 8 Feb 2011 10:46 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Mike,

I did the last Discography in 1997 (the one with a red cover), when I had six months between day jobs. I doubt if I'll ever tackle another one. Anyone is free to carry that torch however... Part of the issue is that with CDRs, there's a bit of a question as to what constitutes an album. And now in the digital age, musicians face a real quandary as to where/how to focus their recorded music. It's very hard to monetize an album anymore. Of course, steel albums never sold anyway, so it shouldn't stop us! With downloads and streaming, the single song is the main choice of the consumer. It's like it's going full circle back to the days of the 78s, when it was one song at a time.

But, I'm getting off topic. Bobby Garrett, what a monster player!

Joe
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Jerry Erickson


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Atlanta,IL 61723
Post Posted 9 Feb 2011 6:23 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Joe. I'd love to hear that whole album!
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Marty Muse


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Austin,Tx USA
Post Posted 9 Feb 2011 6:54 am     Reply with quote

Wow! That recording/arrangement is amazing. Bobby Garrett seems to me to be one of those players who doesn't get nearly the credit he deserves as an innovator and musician of discriminating taste and technical facility. During the formative years of the modern pedal steel I think he was right in there with Buddy, Jimmy, and Mooney as one of the true pioneers. I was not aware of the Charlie Walker live recording but his performance on the Hank Thompson's Live At The Golden Nugget makes it one of my all time favorite steel guitar records. Thanks Joe for sharing your knowledge and record collection with us, and turning us on to all of this great music!
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Drew Howard


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Mason, MI, U.S.A.
Post Posted 9 Feb 2011 8:08 am     Reply with quote

THanks, Joe!
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 9 Feb 2011 8:57 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, from the very cold Northeast, your songs help brighten my day.

Also not hearing this stuff growing up lets me hear some of the great music of the past.
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Billy Wilson


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El Cerrito, California, USA
Post Posted 9 Feb 2011 10:07 am     Reply with quote

Nice!!
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