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Joe Goldmark


From:
San Francisco, CA 94131
Post Posted 27 Apr 2011 9:55 pm     Reply with quote

Steeler: Dickie Overby
Artist: Johnny Bush
Tune: I'll Be There
Label: Million M-M-1001
Year: 1972



In the years before the Forum, Dickie Overby was little known outside of Texas. However, he cemented his reputation with the steel aficionados with this cut back in the day.

http://www.vinylbeat.com/forum/3-02IllBeThere.m4a

Artist: Jake Hooker
CD Title: Live
Tune: There Stands The Glass
Label: Southland SR-7724
Year: 2003


Here's a much more recent cut with Jake Hooker. This is a knocked out version of "There Stands The Glass."

It seems like Dickie's name gets spelled differently every ten years or so. In the '70s it was Overbie, the 80's & '90s Overby, and lately Overbey! Yeah, so what, but just saying...

http://www.vinylbeat.com/forum/08ThereStandsTheGlass.m4a


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Chris Brooks


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Providence, Rhode Island
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 6:28 am     Reply with quote

Check out those singing harmonics on "I'll Be There."

Just stellar.

Chris
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Herb Steiner


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Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 8:02 am     Reply with quote

Joe, mi amigo
Another rather rare Overby cut you might want to share with the Forum (sorry to put you on the spot Wink ) is Lee Harmon's ultra-San Antonio "Two Empty Glasses (And One Empty Chair)," which is a standard around South Texas.

FWIW, I asked him for the *correct* spelling and he told me it was "Dickey Overby." and that's how I spelled it in my phone/address book. But his album says "Dicky Overbey," so who the hell knows?
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Billy Wilson


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El Cerrito, California, USA
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 8:05 am     Reply with quote

love it!
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Steve Alcott


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New York, New York, USA
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 10:11 am     Reply with quote

Here ya go, Herb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h019S2gi8ck
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Joe Goldmark


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San Francisco, CA 94131
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 12:45 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Herb,

Yeah, that's why I spelled it that way, even though I'm seeing the Overbey spelling a lot these days. But of course it "don't matter." I didn't know that was Dickie on "Two Empty Glasses," but it figures.

Steve, thanks for posting "Two Empty Glasses" from YouTube. I'm going to take the liberty of reposting it, since this is a clearer version and the steel pops out a lot better. I hope that's OK.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17784156/17%20Two%20Empty%20Glasses.m4a

Joe
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Steve Alcott


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New York, New York, USA
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 12:52 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks, Joe-clearer AND in tune! The YouTube version is way sharp.
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Chuck Thompson


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Illinois, USA
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 2:39 pm     "Two Empty Glasses" Reply with quote

This is Justin Trevino's version. Is this Dickey also revisting his work? Although some of the licks are different it sure sounds like the same player and it's another awesome cut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs_jdLDUdXM
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Chuck Thompson


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Illinois, USA
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 2:42 pm     Reply with quote

oops here is a live one of Justin with Dickey for sure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3-13Vm8Wgk
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Keith Hilton


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248 Laurel Road Ozark, Missouri 65721
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 4:24 pm     Reply with quote

I am coming to the Ft.Worth,Abilene,Austin,San Antonio area mid-June. I am bringing my Emmons and I want to sit in with anyone and everybody. Herb, I didn't give you enough warning last year. Be sure to get the word out to Justin, Amber,Bobby,Jake,Johnny,Chuck Cusimano and everyone else!
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Clete Ritta


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San Antonio, Texas
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 5:26 pm     Re: Tunes Of The Week #15 - Dickie Overby Reply with quote

Joe Goldmark wrote:
...It seems like Dickie's name gets spelled differently every ten years or so...

Thanks for the link and info. Wink
A great player, no matter when.
I love that run in "Ill Be There" from 1:10-1:22 especially the picking at the end.

Clete
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Herb Steiner


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Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 28 Apr 2011 7:43 pm     Reply with quote

Wow, about that live cut of Justin's...

I hadn't seen much of JT since he moved to Brady TX to further his recording and solo career, so I haven't noticed that he's got gray hair around his ears and temples!! Embarassed

Damn, when Justin first sat in with my band, in 1988, he was 15 years old!!! We later went on to work with Cornell Hurd and Johnny Bush together, sessions, etc.

The tempus seems to fugit pretty much lately, y'knowwhutahmeanVern? Laughing *

* translation: "time flies."
Time flies like the wind... fruit flies like bananas.
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