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Joe Goldmark


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Post Posted 15 Feb 2011 6:36 pm     Reply with quote

Steelers: Buddy Emmons & Curly Chalker
Artist: Johnny Bush
Tune: Home In San Antone
Label RCA JA-10070
Year: 1974



http://www.vinylbeat.com/forum/1-01HomeInSanAntone.m4a

This is what it's all about. Texas swing played by Nashville's best, for the wonderful Johnny Bush. Thank Ray Pennington for producing this gem, and taking a chance with two steel guitars. Unbelievable playing! However RCA, in all their wisdom (NOT!) thought so little of it that they never put it on an album... However it did end up on CDs after the fact, namely on a Rhino comp (that I can't seem to find among my CDs).

Joe


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Larry Tracy


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Post Posted 15 Feb 2011 7:13 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Joe, That is great. Love the way they trade off at the end. It was on Legends of Guitar, Country Vol. 2, on Rhino. It was a great series that Rhino did with Guitar Player Magazine, There was country vol.1&2, 50's vol. 1&2,and rock 1&2. Great liner notes on the guitar players involved. On the country ones they always say who the steel players were. Thanks for putting up songs every week.
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Tony Glassman


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Post Posted 15 Feb 2011 8:03 pm     Reply with quote

Listening to this, is like watching Ali vs. Frazier (1975).
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Jim Robbins


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Post Posted 15 Feb 2011 9:31 pm     Reply with quote

Scary good. Thanks, Joe.
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Billy Wilson


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El Cerrito, California, USA
Post Posted 15 Feb 2011 9:35 pm     Reply with quote

Love it!
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Cal Sharp


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Post Posted 15 Feb 2011 10:46 pm     Reply with quote

Cool, Joe. Thanks. I found this 45 in a little record store in Pasadena, TX in the late 70's. I didn't know Pennington produced it. Two steel guitars, how awesome. Owen Bradley did a Loretta Lynn song with two steels, Hal and Don Helms, can't remember what song it was; kind of a stretch for country music fans. Shocked
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Jeff Bradshaw


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Post Posted 15 Feb 2011 10:50 pm     Reply with quote

This does my ears good!!!!!!!!
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Dave Ristrim


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Whites Creek, TN
Post Posted 16 Feb 2011 4:26 am     Reply with quote

I don't think it gets any better than that! Thanks Joe.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 16 Feb 2011 5:02 am     Reply with quote

Curly Chalker, amazing! Would like some recommended listening of his if anyone can.

I'm surprised to not see his name come up as much as some of the other players.

Thanks Joe, again!
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Post Posted 16 Feb 2011 5:18 am     Reply with quote

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Jay Fagerlie


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Lotus, California, USA
Post Posted 16 Feb 2011 9:35 am     Reply with quote

That's what I'm talking about!!!
This is so cool.

Really-does it get any better than this?

Jay
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 16 Feb 2011 3:34 pm     Reply with quote

Great post Joe! Here's the end of that great guitar riff that Harold Bradley played:






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Jerry Erickson


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Atlanta,IL 61723
Post Posted 16 Feb 2011 9:50 pm     Reply with quote

Bill Mack used to play that quite a bit on his all night truckin' show on WBAP. It was always an energy boost driving home after a gig!
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Joe Goldmark


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Post Posted 17 Feb 2011 8:49 pm     Reply with quote

OK, here's a question for everybody, and maybe somebody who really knows can answer. Maybe Herb can ask Johnny Bush?

Were any of the lead instruments overdubbed? It's hard to believe that Harold Bradley played that solo right out of the box, and that the steel stuff was all so perfect on a particular take. I would think that because it was produced by Ray Pennington, that he might have wanted the best that the pickers could give him, hence some ODs. I'm not saying that any of those guys couldn't have played that stuff perfectly live, but for them all to have.... Just saying....

Joe
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Susan Alcorn


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Post Posted 18 Feb 2011 9:21 am     Reply with quote

That is really fun to listen to. Thanks, Joe, for posting it.
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Don McClellan


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Post Posted 19 Feb 2011 6:56 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Joe, That's an interesting recording. Keep 'em comin'. Don
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Greg Cutshaw


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Post Posted 12 Aug 2015 7:41 am     Reply with quote

Time to bump up again for some awesome picking!
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Bill Ford


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Graniteville SC Aiken
Post Posted 12 Aug 2015 11:29 am     Reply with quote

If it any better than that, I don't think your ears could survive..BF
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Joe B. Long


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Hotter than a $2.00 pistol!!! Cool
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Joe B. Long


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Post Posted 12 Aug 2015 11:52 am     Reply with quote

BTW this cut can be found on one of Johhny Bush's greatest hits c.d....If memory serves me correctly it's on the first one. I remember I was blown away when I heard it the first time...almost ran off the road when they started pickin'
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Bobby Boggs


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Post Posted 12 Aug 2015 9:57 pm     Reply with quote

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Were any of the lead instruments overdubbed?


I have no way of knowing. But my guess is going be yes. And to take it a step further. I feel both Buddy and Curly both did some overdubs. And my gut tells me Curly played on the band session. And Buddy wasn't there for the live cut. Also very possible that both players played more than made the cut. And Ray chose what he liked best. After all, That's what a producer do.

It's late here. I'm tired. I may change my mind tomorrow. But that's my gut feeling right now.

Maybe someone will chime in that knows for sure. Hope so.

b.
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John Brabant


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Post Posted 19 Aug 2015 5:48 pm     Reply with quote

Absolutely love it.! It is like Ali v. Frazier.

Found it on Johnny Bush's website. It's on his "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1". Great thing is you order directly from Johnny, no middle man. This guy comes to Scotty's regularly, hung with him and the rest of the wild boys and girls after hours at Scotty's last year. Alas, can't make it this year....

Here's the link. Support Johnny Bush, one of steel guitar's greatest supporters.

http://www.johnnybush.com/johnny_bush_store.html
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Joe Goldmark


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Post Posted 19 Aug 2015 9:01 pm     Reply with quote

Didn't realize that Greg had bumped this recently. It's pretty unique and definitely a classic. Kudos to Johnny Bush for letting it happen.
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Joe Goldmark


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San Francisco, CA 94131
Post Posted 19 Aug 2015 9:09 pm     Reply with quote

BTW, you can access all the "Tunes Of The Week" here:
http://www.vinylbeat.com/tune-of-the-week.html
this includes another Buddy tune (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) where Buddy takes a sick (amazing) break.

Joe
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Justin Griffith


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Post Posted 23 Aug 2015 3:46 pm     Reply with quote

Bobby Boggs wrote:
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Were any of the lead instruments overdubbed?


I have no way of knowing. But my guess is going be yes. And to take it a step further. I feel both Buddy and Curly both did some overdubs. And my gut tells me Curly played on the band session. And Buddy wasn't there for the live cut. Also very possible that both players played more than made the cut. And Ray chose what he liked best. After all, That's what a producer do.

It's late here. I'm tired. I may change my mind tomorrow. But that's my gut feeling right now.

Maybe someone will chime in that knows for sure. Hope so.

b.


I sure remember Johnny telling me they were both at the session at the same time. You need to hear the cut of "secret love and "Tennessee to Texas" from the same session. I will call John and ask him what he remembers. He has a pretty good memory.
* There are two cuts of "home in San Antone" floating around out there. One is the RCA cut, and one is the same track, but the key is lowered and Johnny overdubs the vocal, and chops off the jamming at the end. The original cut is my favorite. I'll listen to this one and if it's not the original, I'll post it.
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